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.

Kagongo Women's Group

The Kagongo Womens 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.

In 2009, Compassion CBO set up Kagongo Community Academy, just outside Nairobi. Much like the Compassion School, it is a very cheap school for the children of the local community who wouldn't otherwise have access to education.

In 2012 head teacher, Esther, and a group of nine mothers, formed the Kagongo Women's Group to run the school.

The school currently has 38 students from Nursery Class to Class Six and four teachers - three women and one man. They charge a small fee for each student to attend - to cover the rent and other essentials such as textbooks for the children.

The women of the group keep the school open through a combination of hard work and dedication. Most of them have small businesses or part-time jobs to enable them to support the school as much as possible and they are looking to start some small agricultural income generating projects for the group as a whole such as growing vegetables, to make the future more secure.

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

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