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...

Oxfam statement on international NGOs' senior salaries

Responding to media reports about international NGOs' senior salaries, an Oxfam spokesperson said:  "As an organisation committed to ending poverty and inequality, Oxfam...

This week: #perouskenya

Oxfam's social media is going to be taken over with live reports from one of Nairobi's largest slums, Mukuru, from 7 to 13 August. Our Stories, Film and Photography Team has been joined by...

Ramadan - a great time to give

Ramadan is a great time for Muslims to give to charity. This year, there are few causes more deserving than the plight of nearly 2 million Syrian refugees, writes Sara Chaudhry. ...

Celebrating Ramadan... and dreaming of home

Earlier this month, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon invited Oxfam's Karl Schembri into their temporary homes to see how they are celebrating Ramadan. ...

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