Compassion-CBOCompassion CBO founder meeting with the members of Kabae guardian women's group, all grandmothers, taking care of orphans.

Compassion Community Based Organisation (CBO) is a not-for-profit registered in Kenya under the ministry of Gender and Social Services. It was formed in 2005.

Where We Are

One of our geographical area is in Nairobi (Kenya) with half of the city’s population living in over 100 slums and squatter settlements with in the city, and with little or inadequate access to safe water and sanitation. Housing conditions in slums are deplorable and most residents have no form of secure tenure. The population of Nairobi is grossly affected by a high level of poverty, crime, illiteracy, and violent clashes among criminal gangs from different warring communities.

The organisation operates in Nairobi Metropolitan Which occupies an area of 32,000 square kilometers with an estimated population of over 6.7 million people, according to the 2009 national population census.

Other areas of our operation are in the northern eastern and eastern provinces in Kenya which border Somalia and experience natural disasters like drought. Communities are heavily armed and fight heavily over water and grass for their cattle.

Who We Are

Compassion CBO is made up of Board, staff, volunteers, and well-wishers who have compassion for children and women deprived of livelihood by deep seated poverty

  • Evanson Njeru - Founder & Executive Director
  • Kanjogu NJogu – Board member
  • Priscilla Mumbe – Board Member
  • Winifred Muthoni – Board Member
  • Paul Munene – Board Member
  • Festus Kinyua  -Programmes coordinator
  • Rose Njoki Muhoho-Accountant
  • Michael Asiyo – Board Member Software Engineer

Roles:

  • Implementing decisions revolving around the organisation.
  • Making reasonable decision on behalf of the organization.
  • Advising members where necessary.
  • Making policy for the organization..\
  • Making organization budget and approving it.
  • Advising, monitoring  and maintaining the planned programmes.
  • Establishing special administrative sub-committee.
  • Preparing and organizing meetings.
  • Interviewing and hiring volunteers.
  • Seeking donor support and giving commitment to donor for proper accountability of funding.