Rosemary Aluoch turned to the dumpside of Dandora at an age of 13 when her mother died. Now after hard times, a bit of luck and a lot of perseverance she works hard to get a diploma. ‘I am proud of being back at secondary school even if my Dandora friends laugh at me. And even […]
Our 50th Slum Journal is about us, Nairobi Community Media House, which we are so proud of! We, growing up in the slums of Nairobi, started this Community Media House to show our communities what the issues are in the slums. Not only the negative ones, but also stories about passionate and hardworking people who are […]
African Slum Journal creates a platform for giving the slums a voice and a face. We, young reporters from the slums tell you these captivating real life stories about situations that affect the people in the slums positively or negatively. Stories from Mukuru, the ‘valley’ dumpsite for industrial waste. Kibera, the biggest slum in Kenya. […]
The love for soccer, it all starts on dusty grounds with a ball made from waste plastic bags and ropes. Soccer keeps children from scavenging the dumpsites. Also girls are good in the field, and soccer is good for their self esteem. Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Musa, Eriss and Peris.
Turning garbage into living is sometimes the only way to provide for your children. Lucy Njeri takes care of her five children and the one of her sister. Mama Caroll sells meat. ‘My clients come from far, they like the way I prepare meat and soup’. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Musa Chahare.