Some slum residents like to keep up with fashion. But why do some women especially like European hairstyles and lighten up their skins? Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Beryl and Musa.
In this Slum Journal we focus on the different ways how to say prayers, either you are a moslim or a christian. Prayer places increase in the slums of Nairobi. Is the growth of churches in the slums a good sign or just made into a business? You reporters are Eriss and Musa.
In Nairobi slums keeping lifestock as goats, cows, chicken and also pigs is hard because of lack of space. Pigs are sometimes kept in secret because some people don’t like it out of religious reasons. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Eriss Khajira.
Running and weight lifting is a way to keep your body fit. Despite poor materials and sometimes dangerous conditions along the roads George Mwangi and his friends try to maintain their body in shape. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Beryl Omunya.
Carol Nyambeki has a vegetable shop. Slum residents like her fresh products. Working slum residents eat their cooked meals at the local food stalls. Sometimes good, some unhygienic but ah well, you can get sick everywhere. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Beryl Omunya.
Residents in Nairobi slums are spending a lot of money on water, and even more in times of draught. The cost of water is high in the slums. Christina Asamba tells us: ‘The mayor problem is the scarcity of water. Sometimes we are forced to get water from wells and we don’t know if the […]
In our slums the demand for houses is very high, as populations grows each and every day. People migrate to Nairobi from rural areas and all need housing. It lead to increase of building mostly single rooms owned by private sector. Sam explains how hard it is to build a house. However lack of building […]