More Urban farming and mental health in Nairobi’s slums

„My names are Dedan, Shakur, and many others. I got them from the street. I am a second born of 4 raised by a single mother. Survived in the street of Nairobi for 11yrs. With all the things that you live there: hunger, abuse of drugs, crime, indignity. Later I was rescued and taken to…

What do you think of when you hear about slums?

When you think about slums do you think about poverty, waste, and poor education? When I was in slums in India and Kenya the first time I realized that it is much more than what I thought. Yes, there are a lot of poor people, a big issue with waste and hygiene and many other…

Soccer means so much …

This is Jasa Starlets (Jamaica Soccer Accademy) under 13 years team, celebrating their win during the Mukuru slums Street Soccer Tournament. This is an event that has been bringing various children and youths from the vast Mukuru Slum together to showcase their talent on football. „This is a way to bring the community of young…

Masks and beans for the poor – difficult situation in the slums

In Mukuru slums , Nairobi, the situation is really bad. “Children are at the verge of dying due to hunger. Three children died in the neighborhood,” says Francis, our local partner and social entrepreneur who in the past weeks had already organized a lot of soap making and mask production as part of our Making…

We care … impressions from the youth project in Mukuru slums

„We walked around the streets distributing liquid soap to the shops, hotels and small business traders that have installed hand washing points as we encouraged them to keep doing this. We were greeted with joy, smiles and appreciation as no other group had done such since the first case was announced by the Kenyan Government…

…and who cares about them?

Kenya, 10 June 2020. There are 2989 confirmed infections officially registered. The lockdown of the last weeks had many consequences: many informal jobs got lost. Lack of money, lack of means to protect themselves, more people suffering from hunger. Children are begging and who is not successful looks for food in the garbage places. Launch…