Martin has been my guide and is now my friend in Olympic, Kibera, Nairobi. He is highly active in the local community as a community leader making many great projects happen. His love and work for his community is truely inspiring. If you are ever considering touring Kibera give Martin a call on 0721391630.
A glaring example of human ingenuity in the face of a pressing need is the plethora of ingenious wheelbarrow designs that can be seen around Kibera. If you look closely at these photos you will see that even the conventional parts of the wheelbarrows are ingeniously constructed out of sheet metal, metal profiles and an old wheel. What I love is that the design builds on and improves the conventional wheelbarrow design. Today I saw a guy with a fully laden wheelbarrow pushing it “back to front” so the handles proceded him at about eye level!