Morning Glory 5 a.m.
Youth Service - 8 a. m.
1st Service - 9 a.m.
2nd Service - 11 a.m.
Evangelism Class 2 - 4 p.m.
Door to Door Witnessing - 4 - 6 p.m.
“There are no toilets. People excrete in paper bags and when it rains it mixes with this water and so when you collect rainwater it is mixed with the stool that people throw anywhere, even on the roof”. --Mother from the Slum
HIV/AIDS is a prominent problem in all the four communities. The usual coping mechanisms for caring for people with AIDS, orphans and widows through extended social networking appears to be overwhelmed.
As a result, community members are noting an increase in the number of street children, prostitution, suicide and isolation of infected individuals. Nevertheless, silence and denial still prevail among people living with HIV/AIDS in the slums. (APHRC)
Kawangware is a slum that is situated approximately 12 km in the western outcasts of Nairobi Central Business District. It spans approximately 3 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 800,000 people. Kawangware holds many diverse ethnic backgrounds. The slum is characterized by scarcity of safe drinking water, water borne diseases, respiratory pneumonia, aspiratory pneumonia, malaria as well as an increase in cases of airborne diseases due to the poor drainage system. Safe drinking water is expensive to get. The cost of living in Kawangware is one of the highest in the world after Kibera and Mathare respectively. These slums share similar characteristics.
Kawangware can be accessed through a bus or taxi that plies route 46/56. The roads that lead to the site from the city are: Kenyatta Avenue that runs past Uhuru Park and Central Park and is linked with the valley road that has famous buildings like Pentacostal Church; "Christ is the Answer" Valley road links Argwings Kodhek road that runs past Yaya centre. This roadl links Muthiora road that runs past Bernard Shopping Center.