FPCK – Kawangware is located inside the commercial section of the Kawangware slum, with several kilometers of dense population on all sides. It is the head church for the denomination in Kenya and contains a large cement sanctuary with a separate iron-sheet building holding classrooms and offices. It is surrounded by a well-protected wall and the sanctuary can seat approximately 200 people. The partnership agreement with FPCK – Kawangware was signed in January 2011. The center workers were hired in a few months and recruitment began. The center began operation beginning of February 2011.
Kawangware is a slum on the Northwestern outskirts of Nairobi, South of Kangemi. It is very densely populated and includes many residents who commute into Nairobi attempting to find work. The slum borders on a very affluent area of Nairobi, presenting a stark juxtaposition in lifestyle and opportunity.
Salome Gaeci Ithige and her husband Charles have one child. Before working with CFA, she was a certified pharmacist. Before CFA she was already volunteering with a church program to reach out to those with HIV/AIDS.
Tom Ongwae Ogwagwa and his wife Pallomeh have two children. He previously served on the National Team of Evangelism and taught part-time at a Bible college. He has also been the assistant pastor at the church for several years.
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