Kibera Barber Project Expands

In just 10 short days, the Cross World Africa team embarks to Kenya. This June trip gives us the opportunity to connect and check in with our local project managers working hard to bring positive change into their communities and identify new areas where we can help so we can extend our outreach. It also gives us the chance to take what we learned from our trip last year and see if we can do just a little bit more.

One of our newest projects is the Kibera Barber Project, an entrepreneurship-focused community development project in the heart of Nairobi's largest slum, Kibera. In 2018, we were able to equip 10 barbers with the trimmers they need to succeed in their own micro-enterprise.

Cross World Africa Founder Kevin Thompson and Board President Eric Garvin stand with Kibera’s newest barbers and entrepreneurs. These men and women receive the equipment and barber training at no cost as they take the pledge to provide 500 haircuts to children in need. The gift that keeps on giving!

Cross World Africa Founder Kevin Thompson and Board President Eric Garvin stand with Kibera’s newest barbers and entrepreneurs. These men and women receive the equipment and barber training at no cost as they take the pledge to provide 500 haircuts to children in need. The gift that keeps on giving!

Because of a recent donation of 50 Cut Buddies from CWA supporter Joshua Ernard, we will be able to expand our reach even further! This year, we will be training barbers in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, and in Masago, a small village outside of Kisumu. Stay tuned for life-changing pictures, stories, and opportunities to be part of the team!