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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A life saving Re-Settlement

“Every time I heard a boom, even if it was the sound of a cracker, I sat up at night and could not sleep anymore. I feared it was a stove blast”, says Sarah Musau a mother of three (3) children aged 19, 13 and 9 years respectively. For 15 years, Sarah and her family lived beside Kenya railway tracks that passes through Kibera informal settlement. During this period, three fire incidents gutted down her home leaving her and her children with nothing except the clothes they were in at the time.

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