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Community Support

FKF support to the greater Nairobi community is more than providing a monthly average of some 6,000 paying visitors safe, secure and serene access to the forest through, for example, construction of the electric perimeter fence…

Supervised deadfall collectingFKF is also directly helping the the surrounding communities, in particular the Huruma and Deep Sea informal settlements that border the forest to the north and south, by leveraging donor money to provide, for example:

  • Employment for 25 Karura Scouts, 5 Conservation Clerks, 4 Tree-minders, and numerous casuals to clear invasive bush for tree re-planting, which diverts hundreds of thousand of shillings into the informal settlements
  • A $100,000 water purification plant for Huruma (see images)
  • Beekeeping equipment, training including a honey processing plant
  • A fishpond for Huruma
  • Two-days-a-week supervised deadfall wood-gathering for domestic use (image above right)
  • Educational materials for Karura Primary School (see images)
  • A safe place for hundreds of school kids every month to learn about forests and environmental conservation thanks to KFEET, the Karura Forest Environment Education Trust.