Surveying Kibera (Site 04)

Jack, Marg, and I surveyed KDI’s new site, site 4, in order to develop a site plan that would be used in the community design workshops.

 

Breakfast (chai tea and chapatis) in Kibera with the KDI team.

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Anyone need a pair of leather shoes? The ‘shop’ owners seem to spend much of the day cleaning the dust off the shoes.

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Boyz, KDI staff member, on soda break. Most of the KDI staff a from and live in Kibera.

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We began the site 4 survey in the late morning, working through the afternoon to document the horizontal and vertical site data in order to draft the site.

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Residents around site 4 dump their waste in the river, a common practice throughout Kibera. Solid waste management practices significantly deteriorate the river but there isn’t much of an alternative, except for burning the waste.

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Jack, kale salesman/KDI landscape architect intern.

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Fish shop in Kibera. Still trying to figure out where the fish come from.

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Standard Kiberan road. Not many cars in Kibera.

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Along with water and household sanitation services, solid waste management is lacking in Kibera. Residents have no convenient option other than discarding of garbage in open spaces or directly into the river and drainage ditches.

 

Before cleanup.

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After cleanup.

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