KARIKA is an acronym of Kenyan Aged people Require Information, Knowledge & Advancement. This is a registered community based organization CBO, under the ministry of culture and social services in the year 2003, located in Dagoretti South Riruta location next to police station.
To inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons.
To support ageing people in the community; to make them self sufficient and remove them from the poverty trap. It aspires to advocate on behalf of the ageing people to ensure a better future and to give them hope in life.
A community where older persons enjoy their life and dignity.
“To empower ageing people and give them a better quality of life”
“My name is Susan Wambui Karanja. My age is 89 years now, my husband died long time ago. I am a beneficiary of Karika group. I got to know this group through a friend of mine who came to visit me in my house. She got me without food to eat and I had no tea to give her. As I was explaining her of my situation, she asked me if I know of a group that gives food to the older people at the chief’s camp. I said no then she directed me to go and find it myself. I joined the group in the year 2008 and I have benefited very much like the clothes that am wearing I got from the group. I have got blankets, food and when I fall sick they take me to the hospital.
“My name is Mary Wamari. I am 105 years old. I joined Karika in 2011. I have benefited a lot with clothes, food, spiritually and morally. In the group I used to do weaving and knitting. Am happy interracting with other people in the group, i would encourage others to join this group.
We advocate for Ageing and HIV Aids Programme
We collaborate with organizations within and without the country to meet our joint objectives.
We help develop capacity of the member organizations and the older people that we work with.