After about 20 minutes’ walk, deep into the slum, we reach our destination, Mashimoni, one of the 13 villages of the slum.
In a grey T-shirt and a black skirt that hangs loosely on her buxom figure, Elizabeth Kasim sits comfortably in her single room mud house. She has been living in this house for the last 22 years.
Elizabeth is among 17 women, all HIV positive who actively engage in turning waste materials into jewellery in Kibera.
Through a community based organisation, Mirror of Hope, the women came together five years ago and were taken through a training. “I was diagnosed with HIV eight years ago when I was pregnant with my last born. My husband left me and I was not employed at the time. I started doing casual jobs like washing clothes for a living,” said Elizabeth."
Read article by Monica Mwangi from The Star.