Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and has a population of around four million. The city is an important commercial and financial hub and is home to major international companies. Nevertheless, the living conditions of a large proportion of the local population are extremely poor. Up to 50 per cent of the city’s inhabitants are estimated to live in over 100 slums, where basic facilities such as safe water and sanitation are missing. Conditions in the slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and often unsafe. The people here have no land rights and no access to the formal employment market.
Thanks to SOS Children's Villages, children are growing up in loving homes and attending school (photo: J. Honoré).