Micro finance can get you started with your business. Like selling vegetables with help from a women’s group. Each person contributes 100 Ksh (1 euro) a week, and one member of the group can have a boost in business. But paying back can be stressful at times. Still it gives you a chance to grow […]
After their lives on the roads the tires fall in the hands of creative and innovative people. Like Mr Shadrack Kyalo who makes them into Akala slippers. Appreciated by Maasai customers or even people from Sudan. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Benjamin Sidori.
Not many children in the slums read story books when they are young due to lack of means. But you can find more and more opportunities to grab a book when you are interested. There is a community library in Majengo slums, or you find them second hand on the market where you can exchange them […]
Voluntary testing is growing among the youngsters in the slums. Many want to know more about the virus and how to avoid getting it. Watch this African Slum Journal, your reporter is Eriss Khajira.
As the sun sinks the tin latrine comes to life in Majengo slums. With more than 15.000 people only one public toilet is open day and night. People are forced to use tins as latrines, stuffed under the bed. Or use plastic bags, known as ‘flying toilets’. It lowers your dignity, but you are forced […]
Small banking agencies in market places are become very popular. No expensive infrastructures and quick services. Evans, a Coop bank agent, explains how the system works. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Ursula Akinyi.
Lack of sanitary pads means no school for many girls in Korogocho and other slums. They loose four days school every month during menstruation. Not affording the pad they stay home out of embarrassment. It leads to low self esteem and poor grades. So it is a good project to distribute pads among girls. Your reporter […]