New Vision Lights Up and Cleans Up the Slums of Kibera

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Comment by Pamela O'Brien on March 18, 2013 at 10:14am

You need to look at the year of the report and the source. Here is one: and I also follow the UN Foundation. UN-Habitat had released several estimations ranging between 350,000 and 1 million people. These statistics mainly come out of analysis of aerial pictures of the area. IRIN estimated a population density of 2000 residents per hectare. 

So, as you can see, the numbers do vary quite a bit from source to source. We at New Vision do not focus on the number of people in the slum but the number of people who can break their own generational cycle of poverty and work themselves out of a hopeless future. Whether a slum contains 200 families or 2,000, we want to provide the resources and skills to help them improve their lives.

Comment by Evan Mills on March 16, 2013 at 11:16pm

Thanks for the very uplifting story.

There's an interesting discussion here about whether the population of Kibera is actually 1 million (or even 1.5 million, as some have stated).  Latest census puts it at 170k.  Other research seems to indicate ~250k.  Quite a few articles about this.  Any insight from your side?


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