This slum is what nightmares are made of. Filled with what gifts are made of.
Life has not been easy in the community of Odisha because of the discrimination and exclusion the tribal and Dalit people faced from the mainstream community. They were not invited to any community events and because they were unable to find work, they resorted to begging and ragpicking for their livelihood.
Mathare is a cruel place. A slum plagued by intense poverty and violence outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to more than 700,000 residents.
Once there was a place called Mathare. It was a hard place; a difficult place. But, there was also a place called the Kingdom of God.
Eugene, one of our staff members in Kenya shares the three main reasons why slums develop in Kenya.
Bouncing over piles of trash and splashing through rivers of raw sewage, Katy held James’ hand in the front seat of the car, telling herself it was to cheer him. Later she would realize that she needed his hand to steel her and keep her brave.
It is OK to feel forsaken. If David, Job, and Jesus did, it’s not a sin.