All this issues, and more, are being addressed by some organizations but these people still need our help in one way or the other. We intend to make a new building for young boys and girls where they can live and learn. It is currently in an awful state of disrepair with a leaking tin roof, a small kitchen with only a charcoal fireplace and a tiny school with a dirt floor, at a 4-6% sloped angle, that is used for all classes and extra-curricular activities.
Life in a developing country like Kenya is never easy especially if you live in one of the slums in a city. Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city and on one of its edge is a slum known as Kibera. There are about one million slum dwellers in 2.5 square kilometers area. Approximately 75% of this population are under 18 years old and over 100,000 kids who live in Kibera are orphaned.
Joyce (not her real name), a Langata Prison Inmate, opened up to me one day during one of my visits to the prison. At first, I was reluctant and I didn’t know how to handle her. You know that fear of talking or just interacting with an inmate. I wasn’t sure of how she would react. Well, at last, I put myself together and we had a lengthy talk. Her story touched me and it proved that any decision we make in life has its consequences.
Life before prison