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Best Kibera Guide

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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.

Kibera Wheelbarrow Design

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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!

Open Sewage and Dumping is a Reality

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When you have read a lot about a place it is interesting when you actually get to visit the place in person. What this picture does not show is that I am standing on a railway line full of padestrians and boarded by shops selling every daily need from shoes to haircuts to premier league football.

Wheelbarrow 2.0 – Kiberow

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Why use a the standard wheelbarrow design? So much more efficiency can be achieved through some simple modifications. Workflow efficiency is key, especially when margins are tight like in Kibera.

Nairobi Traffic

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Ain’t going anywhere in a hurry!!! Today 5km 40 minutes. Tuesday 15km 2 hours. Getting to know taxi drivers quite well.

Arrived in Nairobi

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2 hours to cover the 15km from the airport. Nairobi traffic will take some getting used to.

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