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“Flying toilets.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Kibera

Kibera
Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #31 of 94 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
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“Flying toilets.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I remember quite well it was my birthday and i had gone to celebrate it with my friends who manage a children's home in Kibera. I could not avoid looking at the flying toilets which nearly hit me as i was passing a deserted alley.

Visited October 2012
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“The largest slum in the world”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is rated as the one of the world's largest slum. People have no access to basic amenities such as bathrooms. Because of that the residents have invented "flying toilets" where one puts the waste in plastic bag and tosses away in the river which is heavily polluted or on the narrow streets where the people walk.
Many non-governmental institutions target this area for development which makes some difference. There is a project where they recycle human waste into energy. Another project is that of using the solar heat to purify water for drinking. The water is poured in clear plastic bottles and placed on the iron sheets all day long. Other projects involve education children and especially the girl child who is venerable to early pregnancies because of the conditions of living there.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Mission work at Kibera”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Visited Kibera for charity works with some missionaries and it was wonderful touching a life. This is a big slum outside Nairobi.

Visited April 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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“Amani Kibera working to improve life in the slums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Kibera can be confronting at first to foreign visitors, but witnessing first hand the positive development work Amani Kibera performs the community leaves one feeling inspired. Amani Kibera are a community-based organisation established by a group of young people who have grown up in the slums. Thus, they know exactly what their community needs, and they are working hard to deliver that. They have set up a public library where students can study in a conducive environment, they run a women's economic empowerment group which makes crafts to help raise money for school fees so the girls can go back to school, and they have a value-based sports program, which aims to promote peace mainly through football tournaments. Visiting the slum with Amani Kibera is not about a voyeuristic slum tour; rather you are visiting to see their projects, but of course as you walk and talk with your hosts you learn about everyday life in the slums as well. They are so welcoming and friendly and it's an inspiring experience to engage with these amazing people and their projects.

Visited January 2013
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“Scary.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Let me see how to put this nicely..... bad roads, broken sewage pipes all over, pot holes filled with smelly water and i was leered at alot but i was also greeted plenty by little kids.

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