HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Made in Kibera is more than a cultural project. It is a collective, a movement that was formed organically amongst the creative community of the slum.
It all began with a reggae song that was created by different local artists who felt the need to voice the reality of Kibera in a positive way. The song’s success proved the musical potential of the slum as it pulled artists together who wanted to continue to collaborate. No matter what genre of music each artist represents, whether it's be reggae, dancehall, hip hop, benga, bongo or any other type of music, they always try to work together, learning and championing each others art form.
Behind this initiative is Kibera Creative Arts (KiCA), a community based organization, and KUBUKA, a Spanish NGO.
Kibera Creative Arts
Kibera Creative Arts (KiCA) is non-religious, non-tribal, non-political Community Based Organization that is aimed at empowering Kibera community economically and socially through the Arts. KiCA was formed by young men and women that were driven by the zeal to transform their community using their different potentials, talents and gifts. KiCA provides opportunities to Kibera artists to explore and unleash their artistic potentials while aiming to provide the necessary support, networks, services and facilities, for them to pursue their artistic ambitions and make the whole community benefit from their passion. For more information click here!
KUBUKA is a Spanish NGO working in Kenya and Zambia to create a sustainable development focusing on education and entrepreneurship as a driver of change. They support projects that are born and endure thanks to the effort and empowerment of the beneficiary community.
Made in Kibera aims at being a sustainable business that reinvests in its community via Kleanbera SACCO Cooperative.
Kleanbera SACCO Cooperative
Kleanbera SACCO Cooperative is a Savings & Credit Cooperative Organization owned, funded, managed and run by the community members. They all have a common goal: give back to the community. In the case of Made in Kibera all money gained will be reinvested in community projects. Made in Kibera is proud to be part of it’s community’s journey towards self reliance! Visit their Facebook page, click here!