Kibera Slum

Topics: Kenya, Kibera, Nairobi Pages: 2 (406 words) Published: January 6, 2012
Kibera Case Study:-


Kibera is a slum divsion in the City of Nairobi, Kenya. It is located 5 kilometres from the city centre. It is the largest slum in Nairobi and the second largest in Africa. A 2009 population and housing survey reported that Kibera’s population as 170,070. It is hard to acccurately compute the population due to the fact that the slum hasnt been officially reconised by the Kenyan government. Furthermore because it is a slum, residents may not be able to read or write, so filling in censes are a problem.

General Facts:-

|Population |700-900k | |Distance from Nairobi |7 km | |Physical size (acres) |~630 | |Portion of people earning 15% |

|Est. AIDS orphans |>50,000 | |Portion of people renting |93% | |Avg. monthly rent |$15USD | |Avg. # rooms per dwelling |1.11 | |Typical room size |9' x 9' |

It is a place where the people who live there face innumerable challenges, including the following, to name a few... • Living in one-room houses made of mud, with tin roofs with about 1m² of space per person. • No running water (most water has to be purchased from brokers) •...
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