Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
The illicit brew, chang’aa is prepared at the Mathare River. 500 litres of water, sugar, molasses, and other chemicals are used to make one batch. The water from the river is used for cooling.
For more on Chang’aa see the Brewing Chang’aa photo.
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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