In the huge fire at Gikomba market last march all of Nyambura’s stock and of many other traders was reduced to ashes. Gikomba is East Africa’s largest open air second hand market, situated in Majengo slums. Over the years numerous fires, mostly preventable, laid the stalls in ashes. For Nyambura and other traders a huge […]
Poison or medicine? Illicit brew or chang’aa has led to many deaths or loss of eyesight. But can it also cure? Consepter claims her chang’aa is unique. It comes from a village, has no chemicals and even can cure you from diseases like the flu, typhoid or a wound in the mouth. Can that be true? […]
For Faith home is not a place anymore where she feels safe, after she was raped by a 35-years old neighbor. ‘Before I was raped I was always happy and did study very well. Since that day I am afraid of everyone, the elderly, the young adults, because of what happened to me.’ According a […]
The more tattoos the better a lot of youngsters think, also in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Tattoo studios here are fully booked. But what if you are tired of the design, or think your tattoo is a childish one, like Ken does. The consequence is when you remove it, you have a scar. So […]
Beatrice wishes she were dead because she feels she has become a burden for her children and husband. Diabetes has made her invalid, depending on other people to move around, including going to the bathroom. She wishes she had a wheelchair to be at least autonomous. But at the same time, she’s lucky. Her husband […]
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