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Finding Safety at a Public Bathroom in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum




Finding Safety at a Public Bathroom in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum from PRI’s The World on Vimeo.

Step into Nairobi’s sprawling Kibera slum and it’s easy to see how community tensions escalate into violence.

Overcrowded shanties, garbage piles, and raw sewage were all contributing factors to the ethnic clashes and sexual assaults that ravaged this informal settlement after the 2007 presidential elections.

A group of local Muslim and Christian women calling themselves the Vision Sisters, hope their recent community work will mitigate such crises during this year’s March 4th elections.

They’ve spent the last year operating a facility all the neighbors can appreciate: a public bathroom.