Kenya - Eldoret Dump – Living and Working in Poverty
The girls of Eldoret dump, left to right: Little Alice (7), Fatila 13), Sarah (15), Vera Atieno (18), Alice Khanali (19) - the last four all live in a slum area called Mwendere, Alice and Vera are mothers, their relatives look after the children so that they can work at the dump.
Making a living from the local dumps in Eldoret is no easy job; disease, injury, substance abuse and even the threat of violence is an everyday reality for the people who live and work here. The average wage is around $1.5 a day. These pictures were taken with the help of charity Mary’s Meals who are hoping to break the cycle of poverty by providing free school meals.