Residents of Nairobi's Mathare slum, one of the largest in Kenya. Here, scores of NGOs and community based organisations are trying to improve the plight of the poor who live here. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS
Ben Okoth, 45, was born and raised in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, which is situated just outside of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Over the years, he has encountered many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to improve the plight of the poor who live here.