Finding inspiration in Kibera, Kenya's biggest slum

Against tremendous odds, Kibera's residents are determined to change their lives for the better.

    This week on The Debrief, Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani goes to Kibera, a slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to find stories that take us beyond the miserable stats and hardship of life in poverty.

    He meets a young man bringing toilets to the slum, a mother going to school to ensure a better life for her children, and a radio DJ who gives a voice to Kibera's voiceless.

    While you're listening, check out this satellite view of Kibera to see how densely populated it is.

    On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hassan Ghani. Our host is Laurentiu Colintineanu.

    Ghani's stories are part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out at aljazeera.com/shorts.

    READ MORE:
    How to deal with Kibera's 'flying toilets'
    Kenya's slum DJ shows us around Kibera
    Going back to school in Kenya’s biggest slum

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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