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One man’s trash, Another’s treasure

An English proverb says, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For Jennifer Musangi David this proverb couldn’t be truer. The plastic carrier bag that has become an eyesore in many urban neighborhoods in Kenya earns her a decent income.

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Education OR Water?

Pupils of Bondeni Primary School, Kakamega County who mainly come from Masingo slums, did not have much of a choice with this dilemma. “Our pupils especially the girls had to make trips to nearby rivers during break time to support the water supply in the school. This led to some of them skiving school and losing time on lessons” , said Mr. Peter Ingati, the School Head Teacher during the commissioning of new water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in the school supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi through the Civil Society Urban Development Platform.

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CSUDP Partners with UoN - CURI

Despite the localized impact registered through a number of Civil Society led pro-poor service intervention models in informal settlements of Kenya, such interventions have remained peripheral to the national slum upgrading efforts. One of the reasons presented for this is the limited knowledge on the wider applicability of these models amongst the policy makers and researchers.

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