Billian Okoth was born and raised in Mathare, from experience he knows how it is to go to school dressed in a torn uniform. Ficha Uchi is a Kiswahili phrase meaning ‘cover your nakedness’. This campaign started with an aim to provide uniforms for children in Mathare slums. Edinah Bakora brings this inspiring story.
Made in Kibera Production Studio, which was opened early April, is the first in the heart of Kibera. The Audio Visual studio will benefit the artists, where most residents live in extreme poverty. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi tells the story.
Wanny Angerer in Moving Cultures is using music and dance therapy as a core element, to send a message of transformation in different communities. Our reporter Jimmy Kitiro spent time in Magoso Primary School, Kibera to bring us this story.
Burhan Iman and friends started Eastleighwood a platform that tells the true story about Somali community, he is breaking the cycle of young men being lured into terrorist groups. Jimmy Kitiro brings us this inspiring story.
Urban farming brings food and money it has brought life in Kibera. With a fast rising population in Nairobi, the demand for more and better food is growing tremendously. Still, many people from rural areas come to the city because they don’t want to farm. They think farming is something for old people, but there’s money in farming. Knowledge is […]
Collecting human waste in the slums is a daily challenge for slum people. The government is not providing good sanitation solutions. Every day the collectors push their carts through the muddy streets, unprotected. They can only dump the waste straight into the sewers coming in Nairobi river. It is causing a great health risk. Recently there […]
Women like Lilian in Kibera slums, Nairobi agree: ‘Family planning is a necessity. Life is very difficult when you do not plan ahead. And when you get pregnant it is difficult to work or go to school. ‘ Kibera is already very crowded. It is difficult to get housing. In Kenya the population is estimated […]