The Compassion Network

The Compassion Network is a cooperative of small local groups. Membership of the co-operative entitles the groups to receive training and support by Compassion CBO. Compassion CBO helps members of the network to write their constitutions and register with the Kenyan Government, which then enables them to receive small loans and grants.
Each member group subscribes to a common ethos of supporting the rights of women in the community and working together to fight poverty.
The network includes groups with a wide range of interests from all different parts of society from people working in the same area, such as flower growers, to groups of HIV+ people, Women's Groups, Cancer Survivor Groups and many more.

Membership of the network is free.

Children at the Bethsaida Orphange

Bethsaida Community Foundation

Bethsaida Community Foundation runs the Bethsaida Orphanage and cooperates with the local community that provides support and goods in kind. Another project of the Foundation is the Bethsaida Women's Empowerment Group CBO, which carries out…

The Blessings Womens Group

Blessings Women's Group

Blessings Women's Group is situated on the edge of Githogoro Slum and runs a daycare centre and agricultural projects. Compassion CBO is helping them to register the group with the Kenyan Government.

Sewing Self Help Group

Compassion Sewing Self Help Group

Compassion Sewing Self Help Group provides empowerment to young women from the slums, through training them in sewing and tailoring. They are encouraged to set up their own businesses as soon as they have finished their apprenticeship with the group.

Gertrudes Clinic

Gertrude's Clinic

Gertrude's Clinic is an outreach programme of Gertrude's Children's Hospital, Muthaiga - providing a well baby clinic, immunisations, ante-natal care, a TB clinic, HIV+ treatment, and support, family planning and outpatient care. Compassion CBO uses the…

Happy Grandmothers group

Happy Grandmothers Group

Founded in 2013 by Margaret, a breast cancer survivor, the Happy Grandmothers Group has 10 members all of whom are grandmothers looking after orphaned children, mostly their own grandchildren. Many of the children lost their parents because of HIV/AIDS;…

Highway Disabled Persons Self Help Group

Highway Disabled People's Self Help Group

In 2012 a blind man, called Francis, decided that he wanted to help others so he started to set up the Highway Disabled People's Self Help Group, with the aim of giving disabled people and those who care for them the opportunity to help themselves.

Igakiramba Mercy Mothers Women Association and Wendo Tharaka Association

Igakiramba Mercy Mothers Women Association

Igakiramba Mercy Mothers Women Association works with Compassion CBO to eradicate poverty and Female Genital Mutilation. The group helps the most underprivileged in society through financial and material assistance and runs guidance and counselling seminars…

Inukarunda Flower Grower Association

Inukarunda Flower Growers Association

The Inukarunda Flower Growers Association is a democratic mutual support group to pool skills. They are also dedeciated to conserving the environment that they depend on for their livelihoods. Currently, their primary focus is to obtain piped water, as…

The Kagongo Womens Group

Kagongo Women's Group

Kagongo Community Academy, just outside Nairobi, is a low-cost school for the children of the local community who wouldn't otherwise have access to education. The women of the group keep the school open through a combination of hard work and dedication.

Kamaru Grandmothers

Kamaru Grandmothers

The Kamaru Grandmothers Group was formed in 2013 and now has 22 members, all of whom are over 50 and have HIV. Their activities include savings projects, skills training, and raising awareness about HIV.

Kanya Widows

Kanya Widows

Kanya Widows meet twice a month in Tinganga to support each other and the families of all the members. They provide food and some books to meet the basic needs of the children of the members, many of whom struggle to support their families on only one…

Karukira Mwomboko Dancers

Karukira Mwomboko Dancers

Formed in 2010 the Karukira Mwomboko Dancers is a group of 10 dancers who use traditional Kikuyu dance, songs drama and comedy to educate people about the dangers of FGM, tribalism and HIV/AIDS while stressing the positive aspects of Kikuyu culture.

Karura Honey Project

Karura Honey Project

Karura Honey Project is comprised of a group of local people living on the edge of Karura Forest, just outside Nairobi. Each group member is given responsibility for at least two hives, with profits being divided based on productivity. Compassion CBO will…

The Kiambu Cancer Support Group

Kiambu Cancer Support Group

Kiambu Cancer Support Group was set up initially for breast cancer survivors, but has now opened to survivors of all types of cancer. The group meets in Kiambu Hospital, and also visits bedridden members there, providing any support they can.

Kiambu Volunteers

Kiambu Volunteers

Set up by Compassion CBO trainer Michael in 2013, Kiambu Volunteers is made up of 15 HIV+ volunteers, aged about 30 - 50 years old who have been trained in community work by Compassion CBO.

Michael teaches flower growing at Limuru

Limuru Outreach Programme

Limuru Outreach Programme provides training in many different skills to women and groups in the rural community around Limuru town, including bead making, soap making, shoe making, arts and crafts, fish farming and growing lots of different types of fruit…

Mungania Self Help Group

Mungania Self Help Group

Based in Karurumo, outside Embu, Mungania Self Help grouped formed in 2014 to fight FGM in the area. It has thirty members, all of whom are women without husbands, most of them have been widowed.

The Ndumberi Compassion Self Help Group

Ndumberi Compassion Self Help Group

Ndumberi Compassion Self Help Group is based in Kiambu, although some women come from as far as the Githogoro slum to participate. They make bags, baskets, mats and jewellery from fabric, and recycled bundling straps and wooden beads, that are sold…

Our Mission

  • To overcome poverty through education and long-term sustainable development;
  • To advocate for children and women, to release them from economical and social poverty;
  • To enable them to live responsible and fulfilled lives.

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News & Blogs

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Margret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times. Now aged 63 years it was in 1993 she underwent total Mastectomy sad enough it had a recurrence in 2013. She was put under adjuvant chemotherapy where she has…