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.
William Wabura, a resident from Majengo slum has been teaching yoga for seven years. Yoga an ancient art, which originated from India has helped him maintain physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Our reporter Allan brings you 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.
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 […]
Repair and 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 repair it. 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 us that the job […]
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 […]
In the heart of Majengo slum residents operate their business way into the night just to make an extra profit. Aziza Hussein chose to run her small Hotel Lambada non-stop and serve her customers food till very very late. ‘In the night people eat a lot. During the day I had only a few customers. […]