Monday, May 20, 2019

Kibera Slum

Kibera Case deal- pic Kibera is a slum divsion in the City of capital of Kenya, Kenya. It is located 5 kilometres from the city centre. It is the largest slum in Nairobi and the second largest in Africa. A 2009 population and housing survey reported that Kiberas population as 170,070. It is hard to acccurately compute the population due to the fact that the slum hasnt been officially reconised by the Kenyan government. furthermore because it is a slum, residents may not be able to read or write, so filling in censes argon a problem. General Facts- Population 700-900k Distance from Nairobi 7 km Physical size of it (acres) 630 Portion of people earning 15% Est.AIDS orphans 50,000 Portion of people demanding 93% Avg. monthly rent $15USD Avg. rooms per d vigorousing 1. 11 Typical room size 9 x 9 It is a place where the people who live there face innumerable challenges, including the following, to name a few brisk in one-room houses made of mud, with tin roofs with about 1m? of space per person. No running water (most water has to be purchased from brokers) Little to no access to electricity Widespread unemployment and low wage-earning rates ( $1 a day for the majority) Rampant disease, from malaria to cholera to HIV Lack of ownership of their property Improvements-After a go or so there has been an increase in efforts to improve conditions. The most notable example is KENSUP, or the Kenya Slum Upgrading Project, which is sponsored by UN-HABITAT. Resulting from a 2000 meeting between President Moi and the UN Human Settlements Programme, KENSUP aims to improve physical structures in Kibera and other slums through a process called slum upgrading. The program calls for the temporary relocation of residents of Kibera to adjacent decanting grades, allowing the plait of permanent dwellings to proceed in the Kiberan villages.Work has commenced in the Soweto East village, and as of September 2009, the first decanting site was under construction. Ki bera needs land/tenancy rights, housing, water, electricity, health clinics, education, employment, security plus much more. All these issues are being addressed to a lesser or greater extent by many organizations including the Churches, UN-Habitat, MSF, AMREF etc. Money is finding its way through from many international organizations including Gates Foundation, Bill Clinton Foundation, all the well known charities and of course the churches both in Africa and internationally.

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