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The word Matatu derives its roots from the Kikuyu of Kenya, from the colloquial phrase ‘mang’otore matatú’ translating to three cents. In the early 1960’s, this was a flat fare charged to travelers using public transport. Matatus are widely known as the most common form of public transportation here in Kenya, on one hand. Playing […]

Nairobi hosts an eclectic community of artisans and craft workers. Last year’s NDW opened this topic with a video series on artisans (locally known as Jua Kali workers) from Kenya’s largest informal settlement, Kibera. This year we are aiming to connect artisans to a wider market and give their work an even bigger exposure. Moreover, […]

TujengeKibera owes its provenance to Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI). KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization, which physically transforms ‘underserved’ communities. Kounkuey Design Initiative, partners with communities and other organizations to improve environmental, economic, and social quality of life. Furthermore, one of their areas of reach is in Kenya’s largest informal settlement, Kibera, […]