Date: Aug 2013

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If only it was that easy, Jamie

One thing you'll notice if you watch Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is that they actually take more than 30 minutes from scratch to being 'plated up'. Before the clock starts, packages have...

Highlights from a week with the UK Poverty team

Jossie Katayama recently spent a week in Oxfam House, getting work experience with our UK Poverty team. Once she had completed her week in the office, she decided to write about her time here and...

Gastroenteritis and me #perouskenya

This is my last post from Kenya. Four days ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of Gastroenteritis. I spent that morning being examined by doctors and having every blood test under the sun to determine...

Joe Wright on A Season in the Congo

Until 24 August, the Young Vic is showing a production of Aimé Cesaire's A Season in the Congo to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  On...

Rivers filled with waste and poison #perouskenya

In Mukuru, bags of human poo are called 'flying toilets' because people tend to use them at home and, once it's dark, they go outside and throw them as far as they can. At first I found...

Kingston, Eric and recycled plastic #perouskenya

Today we visited a different part of Mukuru, an area called Kingston. We went to meet Eric, a youth group leader and operations manager of an Oxfam-funded recycling plant.  I was struck by Eric's...

Goodbye typhoid and cholera. Hello Fresh Life toilets #perouskenya

When I went to primary school, we had plenty of toilets. Rows of cubicles stocked with toilet paper. There were mirrors on the opposite wall next to little basins just high enough for us to reach....

A photo shoot in the middle of Mukuru #perouskenya

It was over five months ago, on a sunny April day in east London, that we met Perou for the first time to discuss the idea of him photographing our water and sanitation projects. Today, it all came...

Choosing between eating, drinking and using the bathroom #perouskenya

I have seen countless photos and read many stories about our projects in Nairobi, but nothing could have prepared me for the sights, smells and sounds of Mukuru.  As I looked around at the piles...

#perouskenya

Celebrated fashion photographer, Perou, is currently in Nairobi, Kenya.  He's visiting water and sanitation projects in Mukuru urban settlement with Oxfam's Stories, Film, and Photography...

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