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.

Highway Disabled People's Self Help Group

Highway Disabled Persons 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.

The determination which pushes Francis to travel the 10 kilometres from Githogoro Slums to Nairobi, is inspired by a passion to ensure that members of the community who previously felt that they were burdens can see a way to supporting themselves.

Like many people with a desire to help, he turned to Evanson, founder of Compassion CBO, for assistance with setting up the group, writing the constitution and working out the best ways of generating income for the members.

Now the Highway Disabled Group have 20 members - mostly women, an office, where they meet once a month to help each other out, balancing abilities to ensure that projects work, and they give each other the moral support that they need.

Their major challenge is capital to start projects, Evanson was able to secure them some land for planting but they are looking at trying to get a machine that makes briquettes of charcoal and soil. However, as most of the members haven't been able to hold down jobs due to their disabilities, or because they have to care for family members, saving is hard work for them.

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…