KENYA. Nairobi. Child who have collected water from the sewage disposal in the slum of Kibera.
Kibera is Africa's largest slum and it is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It houses one million people squeezed into less than a square mile. Most people living in Kibera have little or no access to basic necessities, such as electricity, clean water, toilet facility and sewage disposal. The combination of poor nutrition and lack of sanitation accounts for many illnesses and deaths. There are over 50,000 AIDS orphans surviving in Kibera, often cared for by grandparents, over crowded orphanages, or completely unattended. Schooling for children is rare and dependent on the ebb and flow of family finances, trapping them in a cycle of poverty.