Mapping Slums in Kenya

Map Kibera is doing some awesome work mapping the numerous neighborhoods of Kibera, an urban Kenyan slum with an estimated population of about half a million people.


While the organization’s name pretty much explains it all, one of the inspirations behind the Map Kibera project – that an area home to more than a quarter of a million people should be more than just a brown blob on a map – runs parallel to our own core value of respect.

You can check out the details of their work here.

Let us know what you think– what can mapping slums like Kibera and Kawangware mean for residents and for the way their communities are viewed by the “outside” world?

We look forward to hearing your comments!