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Evans Momanyi Mugambi
Evans Momanyi Mugambi is a 32-year-old father of four. He lives with his spouse and young children in Kibera. Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Mugambi used to work as a driver – transporting commercial goods and personal parcels for clientele who have since dissapeared. “The coronavirus has...
Priscilla Ngilla
Priscilla Ngilla is a 47-year-old mother of two – a young boy and girl. She worked as a school cleaner before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and washed clothes for rich clients on the side to earn up to 2,000 KES ( € 16.57) on some days. Since the pandemic struck, private school closures and the...
Emmaculate Onyango
Emmaculate Onyango is a 25-year-old mother of three children who also is the main breadwinner for a household of 7 people. Onyango used to juggle a series of odd jobs to make a living before the Covid-19 pandemic. Her primary source of income was washing clothes for wealthy clients in Nairobi, and...
Robina Kwamboka
Robina Kwamboka is a 60-year-old woman taking care of four children, by herself in the Kibera informal settlement. To earn a living, Robina works as a cabbage saleswoman, on commission from other traders. Since the pandemic struck, the construction workers that used to buy Priscilla’s cabbage no...
“...Do you remember when we met last time, I told you I was five months pregnant?” I pause and give a faint “yes”. “Well, I just wanted to meet with you so that you can write my story again. I am due in October, it’s just a month away. I have nothing for the baby...” said Beatrice Achungo Mbendo, a...
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