Stara Peace Women Organization is located in Makina, Kibera. Kibera, having an estimated area of 16 square kilometers, is the largest slum in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is located in Langata division in Southwest Nairobi and is approximately 5 kilometers away from the city centre. It is divided into villages: Gatwekera, Kianda , Kisumu Ndogo, Laini Saba, Lindi, Siranga/Undugu, Soweto, Kichinjio, DC, Makina, Makongeni, Mashimoni, Karanja and Kambi Muru.
According to a well-known expert on urban slums named Mike Davis in The Planet of Slums (2006), Kibera had an overwhelming population of about 800,000 people. Most of the residents live below the poverty line (under $1 per day). Instead of being sent to schools, thousands of children loiter, prostitute, early marriage, sodomize, beg, scavenge and steal for a living as their parents/guardians are unable to afford school fees.
To effectively respond to community’s need through caring for the disadvantaged with the aim of enlightening the communities and empowerment by giving them hope and transforming their lives.
To continue assisting the needy people and children who need Education, care and especially the HIV\AIDS victims.
To educate, feed as well as offer life skills and psychological services to orphans, neglected, abused and abandoned children, to empower girls through income generating projects for them to have a better future.
Registered as a non – governmental organization under the NGO act in the year 2000, and as Ministry of labour social Security services in year 2004.
Josephine Mumo was awarded by United Nations in Kenya in 2007 for her leadership and commitment in the difficult circumstances of Kibera.
Josephine Mumo presented with a souvenir by the United States of America Under-Secretary Mr. Tom Vilsack.
In 2009 Josephine attended a summit in Itally on “No Child goes hungry by 2015“
In 2015 Farida Kamene, Mariam Abdul and Josephine Mumo were awarded by Childslife International, Yearly Appreciation. Reads “We make a living with what we get but we make a life by what we give“
Managed to educate 8 boys to university level.