This is my third trip to Kibera, in Nairobi Area, Kenya, to do volunteer work as a photographer with Power of Hope Kibera (POHK.org). As I’ve said before, there are many non-profits working in the slum here, but this one is unique in a number of ways. First, it was started by local residents, several of whom remain key players in the organization. Secondly, POHK merges private sector business approaches (micro-enterprises) with research-based behavior change strategies. The ultimate goal here is to reduce diarrheal disease in children, which is the major cause of death in children under age 5. We would like to thank Toilet Hackers for funding this project. We would also like to thank Alfalfa’s and individual donors for their generous contributions.
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I’m honored that Slate.com’s David Rosenberg handed me his card at the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Review last month and asked me to contact him. I quickly updated my website then shot him an email. He sent me some really insightful questions regarding my Kibera project, which I proceeded to ponder while flying to a family event. His questions allowed me to clarify many things in my mind about the project I took on last July, in Nairobi, Kenya, with the Power of Hope Kibera.