Tatua3 Brings Smiles to Kibera Slum Residents

Tatua3 Brings Smiles to Kibera Slum Residents

Tatua3 has funded the distribution of food, sanitary towels and footballs donations to Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KIMMTA) a center under Boo Charity organisation.

KIMMTA runs a feeding programme, football team, Early Childhood Development (ECD) education proramme and a community library in Kibera slums.

Kibera is the largest slum in Africa and the third largest in the world situated 7km from Nairobi’s city centre. Most Kibera slum residents live in extreme poverty, earning less than US$1.00 (Ksh100) per day.

Lotto Chief Executive Officer (CeO) Dr Joan Mwaura gives food donations on behalf of Tatua3 to Kibera slums residents

Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KIMMTA), when translated from English to Kiswahili  means kibera village/grassroots football.

Kibera Mpira Mtaani (Kibera Village Football) is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) that uses football as a tool to reach out to the youth of Kibera.

As well as organsising club tournaments in school holidays involving up to 2500 children, they also host tournaments for the informal schools and have set up a library and resource centre where children can receive free after-school tuition and study in a safe environment.

However, this project is about more than football. The project has been operating in Kibera for last 10 year in three main areas: sports , mentorship programmes &Education.

Kibera Mpira Mtaani tournaments provide a forum to educate youths and children about HIV/AIDs, education, peace and other issues.

This exercise is possible thanks to the 25% of every Tatua3 raffle ticket that has so far fed over 41,000 needy Kenyans in over 15 different counties in Kenya.