Quality Childcare In Nairobi’s Slums

In 2011, while working for a non-profit in Kenya, Sabina Habib visited a daycare center in an informal settlement, or slum, of Nairobi. The experience was startling.

When she entered the 10 foot by 10 foot corrugated metal shack, where there was almost no light and the smell was awful, Habib stumbled across something—only to realize that she’d almost tripped over a little girl. Then she saw more than 15 babies who were eerily silent, clearly so neglected they’d given up any hope of receiving help. After that, she learned how widespread such facilities, known locally as baby care, were—about 3,000 in just Nairobi slums. “The problem

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