The Kibera Community Development Agenda (KCODA) was established in June 2002 by young people committed to helping alleviate poverty and secure lasting improvements in the quality of lives of people living in informal settlements.

Formation of the group was necessitated by the existence of abject poverty that characterizes Kibera slums and the resultant poor quality of life. This group of Young people, majority of who were born bred or had lived in Kibera’s informal settlements, felt the need to do something about the many problems that exist in this community. These problems include lack of access to land, better housing, human rights abuses, drugs, HIV and Aids, unemployment, water shortages, illiteracy, lack of access to information, ignorance ,degraded environment (water and sanitation), poor drainage, communal/ethnic and inter-religious violence, bad  governance, corruption, domestic violence, child abuse, rape, illicit brews, poor health, poor infrastructure and insecurity.