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.

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 income, especially when the women often have their children to care for.

Formed in 2009, Kanya Widows has 30 members - mostly women but a few men who have lost their spouse.

The group has a committee of 7 members, six women and one man. They meet twice a month in Tinganga with the aim of supporting 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 find it difficult to support their families on only one income, especially when the women often have their children to care for.

They hope to raise enough money one day to be able to send the children to school, as currently they can't afford the school fees but for now they can only cover the basic needs of the children and do what they can.

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…