Food Security Study



Although the Kenyan Government was swift to act to COVID-19 with lockdowns and nighttime curfews, COVID-19 restrictions severely impacted the livelihoods and food security of the urban poorest. Initial food distribution efforts in Nairobi's slums were poorly executed resulting in stampedes, and large numbers of people - including women with children, the elderly, the disabled, and many others -unable to access the limited food that was available.

Community Mappers in Kibera responded with a COVID-19 information campaign, impact assessment of the COVID-19 restrictions, and food security needs assessment. By partnering with with Mama Kwa Mama initiative, we were able to provide nearly 200 surveyed households identified to be severely food insecure (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization definition) with a month supply of food. Email to request access to the survey data.

Community Mappers continues to provide the most vulnerable households in Kibera with monthly food relief. Read findings of the Food Security and COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey (left) and learn about our ongoing food relief program (below).

COVID-19 Information Campaign

COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Assessment

Food Security Needs Assessment

Monthly Food Distribution

Community Mappers continues to organize and provide monthly food packages to the most vulnerable people in Kibera including single mothers, young mothers, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

Food is provide with the support of donors. We would be grateful for your contribution (one-time or regular) below.

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Thank you to the generous support of our donors, especially Thomas Albert!