People & Culture

Mukuru rising

How a new designation could transform the Nairobi slum and help end the “poverty penalty” its residents face
  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 68 words
  • 1 minutes
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

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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