This bio centre was the first to open in Mukuru in 2008 in the Lunga Lunga area. With 250 daily users, the group earns roughly 50,000 shillings each month. Community members are able to secure loans as well as invest in projects to better the community. The bio centre includes toilets, bathrooms, a kitchen being rented out as a hotel, rooms, offices, and even a hall for hire.
Mukuru Railway Hawkers
Opened in 2009, this bio centre is located in Mukuru kwa Reuben. Daily, it serves 60 to 70 people, allowing the group to earn approximately 6,500 shillings each month. The bio centre includes toilets, bathrooms, and a hall for hire.
Intended to improve the lives of disabled individuals in the community, this bio centre opened in 2010 in Mukuru kwa Njenga. The centre sees 90 users each day and earns nearly 15,000 shillings every month. The bio centre is hoping to begin a housing project in order to create accessible homes in the community for disabled members. The bio centre has toilets, bathrooms, and a kitchen; all of which are accessible.
Nearby Heshima Disabled, ComCleen opened in 2010, also in Mukuru kwa Njenga. It sees about 20 daily users and each month earns approximately 3,000 shillings. It has toilets and bathrooms.
Also located in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Amusha opened in 2010. It receives 160 visitors each day which allows them to earn almost 40,000 shillings on a monthly basis. The bio centre has toilets, bathrooms, a shop, a hall for hire, office space, an Eco Shower, and even space for chicken rearing.
Another one of the bio centres in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Vietnam was built in 2010 and part of a larger umbrella group. With 65 daily users, the group fluctuates on how much it earns each month, but it averages around 9,500 shillings. The bio centre has toilets and bathrooms.
Part of a larger umbrella group that operates 4 bio centres, Simba Cool began operation in 2011 in Mukuru kwa Reuben. It is a smaller structure and usually sees 15 users each day, with total earnings each month equaling 2,000 shillings. The centre has toilets and a bathroom.
Another one of the umbrella group bio centres, Sisal was opened in 2010 in Mukuru kwa Njenga. The bio centre caters to local children free of charge to promote sanitation among young people. There are 60 daily users, mainly from the nearby Rofez Community School, and the bio centre each month earns 3,000 shillings. The bio centre has toilets and bathrooms.
The last of the umbrella group bio centres, Rurii was opened in Mukuru kwa Reuben in 2011. The bio centre has 50 daly users and earns 3,500 shillings each month. The bio centre has toilets, bathrooms, and a hall for hire.
Mukuru Environmental Project
This bio centre is also located in Mukuru kwa Reuben and began operation in 2011. It has 80 daily users, earning 25,000 shillings each month for the group. The bio centre is home for toilets, bathrooms, a store, a kitchen, and 4 rooms for rent. They also distribute water via pipe to homes of disabled community members.
Reuben Vision Self Help Group
This bio centre opened in 2012 in Mukuru kwa Reuben. There are approximately 100 daily users (with another 200 students who use the facilities for free) allowing the group to earn 40,000 shillings each month. The bio centre has toilets, bathrooms, a kitchen, rental rooms, offices, and a dormitory.
Operation began in 2013 in Mukuru Kayaba. This is the groups second bio centre. There are 250 monthly users and the group earns 50,000 shillings each month. The bio centre has toilets, bathrooms, and office spaces.
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