Rural-Urban Migration the cause of the rising crime rate in the informal settlement.
Covid-19 has had devastating effects with Kenya seeing a rise in Teenage Pregnancy by 40% during this period. Since most of the affected girls come from informal settlements, this has worsened the economical situation that is already being experienced in the Slums during this pandemic.
In Kenya, 65% of girls and women cannot afford sanitary pads due to poverty. One in every 10 Kenyan adolescent girl ends up missing school during her menstruation period. This in time affects her performance. In this episode, we shine a light on Ebby Weyime. A Kenyan actress, model & entrepreneur. As she works towards […]
The ban which was caused by diplomatic disputes between the two government has had devastating consequences on both Farmers and Merchants. Kenyan Government is holding talks with the Somalian Government to uplift the Khat export ban which is a source of livelihood to many families in Meru county.
About 70% of the northern area residents depend solely on livestock for their livings. A number of farmers and livestock breeders resorted to fish farming, which was supported by the county and The World Food Programme, following the death of many livestock due to the drought. The aim is to limit the malnutrition among children. […]
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Reuse your plastic wares instead of buying new. Watch our 97th African Slum Journal. When you live on less than a dollar a day, you like to reuse it more than once. For 50 Ksh, half a euro, Musila repairs broken plastic containers in Majengo slum, Nairobi. His work is called ‘chomelea’. In this video Musila tells […]
Matatu graffiti art is hot in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s president lifted the ban on matatu graffiti art recently. The matatu drivers in Nairobi compete which bus has the best graffiti art. Donald, aka Donnaz, and Kevin Muchiri, aka Kevs Auto, are both matatu graffiti designers. They have their own themes on the buses. More than […]
Slum money makes life easier for residents in Gatina slums, Nairobi. Imagine your life without a bankaccount or creditcard. How would you cope? ‘Gatina Pesa’ is a complimentary currency limited to the Gatina neighborhood. This slum money, introduced by a group of schools in Gatina neighborhood is very much welcomed by the local residents. It […]