Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
These men are making banks metal tins that will be sold to people to be used to store money. In Mathare these are known as “home banks”.
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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