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Home Banks

Home Banks

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”.

Carolyn Jaques Mar 30th, 2011 at 6:26 am

I recently discovered a group of children from the Nairobi slums known as Wafalme. They are a hip-hop music group who has done some music video’s promoting eco-friendly concepts.
I would like to set up a way to help these kids and make sure that they are able to stay in school, have food, and shelter.
I was wondering if there is a group like yourself who can oversee these kids and help get any donated funds to them to help with school costs.

Thanks for your consideration.
Carolyn Jaques

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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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