Building Urban Promise from Urban Poverty

Life is hard in impoverished urban settlements, and SarsCo-V-2 has made it harder. But a local organization is providing services that the government has not, raising hopes of a better future for the children of Kibera and Mathare.

A young boy sits over an open sewer in the Kibera slum, Nairobi. With up to one million residents, Kibera is Africa's largest slum and was the focal point for much of the post-election violence of 2007.

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    Clean water is essential to survival, but many communities suffer from contaminated water. Shining Hope to Communities (Shofco) is a not-for-profit organization in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, which ... see more »


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