photographer & filmmaker
 Winnie Achieng teaches as a volunteer at the Magoso school in Kibera. She is a former student of the school herself. Winnie would like to study medicine, but first she needs to save money for her studies.

The women of Kibera

Kibera in Nairobi is the second largest slum in Africa. It is home to more than a million people. Life in Kibera is anything but easy, yet a stern determination for a better future can be found there, especially amongst the younger generations. These women represent the strength and hopefulness of the Kibera community. The photo series was shot in spring 2016.

 Winnie Achieng teaches as a volunteer at the Magoso school in Kibera. She is a former student of the school herself. Winnie would like to study medicine, but first she needs to save money for her studies.

Winnie Achieng teaches as a volunteer at the Magoso school in Kibera. She is a former student of the school herself. Winnie would like to study medicine, but first she needs to save money for her studies.

 Josephine Mumo is the founder of Stara rescue center and school. The school caters for over 560 vulnerable children, of which 60% are orphans. The school has a food program and for many pupils the meal they get is their only one.

Josephine Mumo is the founder of Stara rescue center and school. The school caters for over 560 vulnerable children, of which 60% are orphans. The school has a food program and for many pupils the meal they get is their only one.

 Valentine Akinyi (bottom left), Gloria Osumba (botton right), Jane Akinyi (top left) and Sharon Adhiambo (top right) are friends and neighbours. They dream of finishing their studies, finding work and helping the community of Kibera in any way they can.

Valentine Akinyi (bottom left), Gloria Osumba (botton right), Jane Akinyi (top left) and Sharon Adhiambo (top right) are friends and neighbours. They dream of finishing their studies, finding work and helping the community of Kibera in any way they can.

 Cynthia, 18, is a high school student at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. For girls living in Kibera, this is a rare opportunity to be able to get high school level education.

Cynthia, 18, is a high school student at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. For girls living in Kibera, this is a rare opportunity to be able to get high school level education.

 Sophia Budhan Marjan, 37, and baby Jabami Rahim, 1, are both native residents of Kibera.

Sophia Budhan Marjan, 37, and baby Jabami Rahim, 1, are both native residents of Kibera.

 Zubeyba Ibrahim, 17, dreams of becoming a news anchor in the future.

Zubeyba Ibrahim, 17, dreams of becoming a news anchor in the future.

 Salma Ali, 19, is a hight school student at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.

Salma Ali, 19, is a hight school student at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.

 Jimia Lomail, 24, sometimes works at a clothing store owned by his brother. She says life in Kibera is fine.

Jimia Lomail, 24, sometimes works at a clothing store owned by his brother. She says life in Kibera is fine.