Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
A child makes a toy car out of wire to take for a a ride around Mathare with his friend. He decides to make it because his parents don’t have money to buy toys in the shops.
The Mwelu Foundation is a youth project based in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya. We use photography and film production to document our lives and communicate our problems - and our hopes - to the wider world. We have set up a library and are taking positive steps to improve our livelihoods by building essential life skills. Through our initiatives we also hope that we can begin to displace the myth that slums like Mathare are dead-end places with no potential or home-grown talent.
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