Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
The mother is accompanied by her daughter into her work place of washing clothes for people in order to meet their daily needs. She decides to work with the child to avoid loneliness.
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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