Slum Sanitation

A Simply Powerful demonstration of love

AE realizes the importance of living out the Gospel in DEED as well as in WORD. From building water tanks in Rwanda, to taking hygiene products to women prisoners in Ghana, to offering food to flood victims in Malawi, we work to make people’s lives a little better by meeting some of their most pressing needs. One of the places we go is into the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, to do a simple, yet powerful thing: build toilets.

Korogocho is one of the largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya with 150,000 people crammed into 1.5 square kilometers of the city.

“The presence of that toilet must be preaching to them every day about the love of God,” said Edward. “It’s one of those silent ways of preaching, a beautiful way of presenting the Gospel without confrontation.”

“We’ve built between 120 and 130 toilets over the years in Korogocho,” said Edward, of AE Kenya. “It’s a very poor neighborhood where people don’t usually have the luxury of a toilet. You rarely find such facilities there.”

After building the toilet, AE goes to the surrounding homes and prays with people. One particular community was full of Muslim families and AE got the chance to share the Gospel through prayer with them.

“The presence of that toilet must be preaching to them every day about the love of God,” said Edward. “It’s one of those silent ways of preaching, a beautiful way of presenting the Gospel without confrontation.”

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