Old for New – YouTube

Old for New – YouTube

Filmverslag, video, Kenia, Nairobi

‘Mali kwa Mali’ is a Swahili word which means Goods for Goods. These barter traders walk in middle class estate exchanging new plastics wares with old things such as shoes, clothes or electronics, but do you know where they take them after the exchange? Your reporter is Irene Kibet.

Old for New

Filmverslag, video, Kenia, Nairobi

‘Mali kwa Mali’ is a Swahili word which means Goods for Goods. These barter traders walk in middle class estate exchanging new plastics wares with old things such as shoes, clothes or electronics, but do you know where they take them after the exchange?  Your reporter is Irene Kibet.  

Traditional herbs

In Quarry slums in Nairobi, Kenya, we visit a traditional doctor who claims he can cure diseases such as diarrhea, stomach aches, respiratory diseases to mention but a few via traditional herbs. Can these herbs really cure you next to modern medicines or is it something from the old days? Decide for yourself, you be the judge! Your […]

The Green Gold Khat

The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru region 80% of the economy is depending on the khat or ‘miraa’ production, but now the export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of […]

The Green Gold Khat – YouTube

The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru 80% of the economy is depending on khat production, but now export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of […]

Recycled hairdo

What happens to all the used hairpieces of Nairobi women? Recycling hair? Mercy Wanjiku, a young mother of two in Dandora slums, works with recycled weaves, and makes a good living out of it. A new hairpiece costs Ksh 500 (5 e), a recycled one only 100 a 150 Ksh. “It pays my rent, feeds my kids […]

Recycled hairdo – YouTube

What happens to all the used hairpieces of Nairobi women? Recycling hair? Mercy Wanjiku, a young mother of two in Dandora slums, works with recycled weaves, and makes a good living out of it. A new hairpiece costs Ksh 500 (5 e), a recycled one only 100 a 150 Ksh. “It pays my rent, feeds […]