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“Amani Kibera working to improve life in the slums”
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Kibera
Ranked #40 of 125 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Amani Kibera working to improve life in the slums”
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.”
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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Nairobi, Kenya
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“dEPRESSION”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

So much poverty and the conditions here are awful. ................................The human wast is strewn all over the floor the only good thing is the spirit in the youth otherwise it is a total dystopia......

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Surprisngly Safe”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Eye opening must-see for any visitor. Very safe in the daytime. Go with a local person so you do not get lost. As a "white" person, I have visited many times and brought many visitors. No one is ever the same after visiting for the first time.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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“Shame on us”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

It just shows how our government has failed us in reducing poverty levels and creating employment :(

Visited May 2012
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