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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
community members at kpsp 01 have started a new enterprise, selling water for washing laundry and renting out space for drying laundry.
community members at KPSP 01 have started a new enterprise. the shade structure will be rented out to a school during the day.
Walls! Roof! Color! Getting Closer…
We’re pleased to welcome Aidan, Jean, Anna, and Chase as our 2010 Summer Interns! They will be working in Kibera over the next 2 months in the areas of 1) documentary film making 2) kiki women weavers marketing & business training c) organic compost crop research & marketing d) community organizing & design. We are [...]