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Meet Cynthia Mutia Munyiva – TujengeKibera Award Recipient!
Meet Cynthia Mutia Munyiva - TujengeKibera Award Recipient!

As promised KDI took some time to catch up with TujengeKibera award recipient, Cynthia Mutia Munyiva. We asked her a few questions about who she is and her thoughts on winning the TujengeKibera competition.

KPSP02: Constructing a Playground
KPSP02: Constructing a Playground

Last week KDI and the Riverside Usafi Group held an opening ceremony to unveil KPSP 02. We have prepared a slideshow below that shows just how the newest playground in Kibera was created. Press the information button in the top left corner of the slideshow for details about each picture.

Tales From the Field: Good to be back!
Tales From the Field: Good to be back!

On July 1st, after 20 hours of flight, I arrived in Nairobi from Japan. It’s my 3rd time in Kenya, and 2nd time working in Kibera. As we walked through Kibera on our first day, I was taken back to 2006 when I first worked in Kibera. On the surface, it seems like things have […]

New Income Generation Activity – KPSP01
New Income Generation Activity - KPSP01

The community organization at KPSP01 never ceases to amaze us. They are now in the production phase of their 8th income generating activity – flip flop recycling. In addition, the new construction at the shade pavilion is almost complete, including full enclosure and panels that can create a number of rooms within the pavilion.

Coachella v. Kibera: Bringing a PPS to the US
Coachella v. Kibera: Bringing a PPS to the US

At first glance, it would seem that Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya and Coachella, CA, USA wouldn’t have much in common. They are over 9,600 miles apart! One is considered a developed country, the other “developing”. Yet despite these differences, the living conditions faced by residents in both cities are remarkably similar. So what does Coachella have […]

New Enterprise 2 at Site 1
New Enterprise 2 at Site 1

community members at kpsp 01 have started a new enterprise, selling water for washing laundry and renting out space for drying laundry.

New Enterprise 1 at Site 1
New Enterprise 1 at Site 1

community members at KPSP 01 have started a new enterprise. the shade structure will be rented out to a school during the day.

Toilet Block…Nearing Completion
Toilet Block...Nearing Completion
connecting to sewer [150 meters away]
connecting to sewer [150 meters away]
getting closer…..
getting closer.....

Walls! Roof! Color! Getting Closer…

kpsp02: UK engineers without borders visit the site to inspect gabions + give us brick-making tips
kpsp02: UK engineers without borders visit the site to inspect gabions + give us brick-making tips
kpsp02: preparing soil + oiling our new stabilized soil brick-maker – “tinga”
kpsp02: preparing soil  + oiling our new stabilized soil brick-maker - "tinga"
kpsp02: landscape plans
kpsp02: landscape plans
kpsp02 progress: retention
kpsp02 progress: retention
kpsp01: checkers club + new event board
kpsp01: checkers club + new event board
kpsp02: pit latrine removed – footprint of new sanitation block sited
kpsp02: pit latrine removed - footprint of new sanitation block sited

 

kpsp01: garden in full bloom
kpsp01: garden in full bloom
kpsp02: newly elected leaders of the newly formed, Riverside Usafi Group
kpsp02: newly elected leaders of the newly formed, Riverside Usafi Group
a word from our intern, Aidan:

http://arashap.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/day-15-kdi-project-2-clean-up/

kpsp01: a compost brand is born!
kpsp01:   a compost brand is born!
searching for solid ground
searching for solid ground
architects and contractors and engineers! oh, my!
architects and contractors and engineers!  oh, my!
community action @ kpsp02
community action @ kpsp02
site preparation at KPSP02 begins.
site preparation at KPSP02 begins.
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