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Mukuru rising

How a new designation could transform the Nairobi slum and help end the “poverty penalty” its residents face

  • Mar 29, 2018
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Researchers with the Akiba Mashinani Trust examine a map of Nairobi's Mukuru slum. In August 2017, activists succeeded in having the settlement designated as a special planning area, the first step in a process that could help transform the slum and the lives of its 300,000 residents. Expand Image
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Life isn’t easy in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum, but its 300,000 residents have cause for hope in a new designation that could help transform their lives. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

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