Published in: 2014
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Rudolph, H.-H., Mbalo, D., Becker, A., Weber, L.
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The crisis in Kenya’s low-income urban settlements is dramatic. The Greater Nairobi area alone currently has more than four million inhabitants. The number will almost double in the next 30 years. More than 50% of the inhabitants are without access to an acceptable drinking water supply and sanitation. This has negative impacts, especially on families, women and children. The situation in Mathare, one of the biggest urban slum areas in Nairobi, is even worse. The vicious circle of extreme poverty, inadequate water supply and sanitation, disease, unemployment and poor prospects for young and old, poor infrastructure and lack of security is evident.
This brochure highlights what life is like in Mathare for the younger and older generation expressed through the eyes of the young residents of Mathare. The intergenerational dialogue which took place in October 2013 aimed at strengthening mutual understanding, social integration and future planning, with a focus on water and sanitation for the different population groups in Mathare.
Rudolph, H.-H., Mbalo, D., Becker, A., Weber, L. (2014). Water, Life and Perspectives - Intergenerational Dialogue in Mathare, Kenya [DRAFT]. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
English Sub-Saharan Africa
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