While Fred was attending college in the United States, he would take summers off and return to Africa. Fred located some government land next to Kibera Slum which is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera is now the largest slum in Africa. This slum is one square mile and home to almost one million people. Five hundred thousand of Kibera’s residents are under the age of 15.
One hundred thousand of these children are orphans. The average size of a home in Kibera is 9ft X 9ft. These homes have two to twelve people livng in them. There is no running water, no electricity, and no sewage system. It is here, in Kibera, that Fred Outa decided he would begin his life’s work.