To venture in most professions a lot of experience is needed causing a high number of young people to face of unemployment. Our reporter Evelyne Ayoo spent time with young people who are taking working tirelessly on construction projects to gain experience.
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 […]
It is a tough job to find a decent house in the slums. Magret is a displaced resident whose house has been demolished. ‘Due to low income you don’t know where to go, and sometimes have to build yourself a house in the fields’. Where the wind may blow away your roof. Or often houses […]
Under the burning sun and hot tin roofs Jua Kali (Swahili for ‘hot sun’) entrepreneurs work tirelessly in the hammering noise. Humphrey Omondi is very proud of his profession. ‘We learn these skills from experienced blacksmiths like Jacob, a veteran in the metal industry. It is an honest job, and we make real Kenyan household […]
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 […]