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Set Me Free

Set Me Free

These trolleys are used all over Kenya by ordinary people to transport goods – often they use main roads and are intermingled with the traffic – much to the annoyance of the drivers! Often people write proverbs or other statements on the bumpers of their trolleys and vehicles. “Set Me Free” is a wish that many of the people of Mathare share.

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Simon Barker Jul 28th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Wonderful stuff. It is fascinating, and also sad, for me sitting in London to see your lives through your camera lenses. Keep up the great work.

mike onyango Jun 21st, 2008 at 11:56 pm

maze God Bless u.. tumetoka mbali na bado….we first met ukiwa MYSA tukiwa tilburg…beeekse bergen..nikiwa na the talking drums nikicheza trumpet…keep in touch..nio chuo saa hizi holland but when i come back nitakutafuta.. let’s communicate formore inspiration..

justus mulwa makau Apr 14th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

You cannot stop an idea whose time has come ,i have read through what you guys have gone through,and as i said above,your time has come, your version of dispelling the myth that crime and hopelessness abound in the slums is to me commendable and worth emulating,keep hope alive

Kilele Foundation Nov 13th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I love all you are doing and we are looking for working with Mwelu Foundation. Alex Ndolo

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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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