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 […]
To get food on the table women in Nairobi, Kenya, increasingly do what used to be a man’s job. Like Ann Kang’oroti who is working as a matatu conductress. A rough job in which little respect is show to a woman. ‘Through this job I can give my child an education. I learned to drive, […]
Micro finance can get you started with your business. Like selling vegetables with help from a women’s group. Each person contributes 100 Ksh (1 euro) a week, and one member of the group can have a boost in business. But paying back can be stressful at times. Still it gives you a chance to grow […]
‘Nani kama mama – Who is like the mother’ is a Swahili saying about how important our mother is in our lives. Also in the slums of Nairobi mothers are respected for their devotion towards their children. With the love from their mothers many people in the slums have grown to be responsible and successful […]
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.
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.
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.