EcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping. Our reporter Annabel Gail spent time with them and she brings us this report.


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.

Rebuilding Gikomba market

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 […]

Slum housing unsafe

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 […]

Metalworks vital in slums

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 […]

Houses risk collapsing

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 […]