Kenya - Eldoret Dump – Living and Working in Poverty
A shoeless child wanders on to Eldoret’s main dump undeterred or unaware of the constant risk of cuts from broken glass and infection from needles dumped here by the hospital . ( model release unavailable)
The Dump nick named by the locals, ironically, as ‘California’ is home to a community of Kenyans who make their living here recycling plastic, metal charcoal and even scavenging for food either for themselves or for their pigs. The average adult here earns about 150 -200 Kenyan shillings (£1-1.30) The consequences for those who work here on a regular basis including woman and children as young as 7 is tough; with disease, injury, substance abuse and even the threat of violence an everyday reality.