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donating used cloth

When you entering Kibera be aware, this people are poor. Do not wear jewelry or watches. I donated used cloth and shoes to some of the residents. I was welcomed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you entering Kibera be aware, this people are poor. Do not wear jewelry or watches. I donated used cloth and shoes to some of the residents. I was welcomed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If yu are going to Kibera, go because you are visiting someone or working on something or wanting to DO something there. You really cant just go there to gawk... and if you you'll find the trip weird and disconcerting. Kibera is home to many incredible, innovative incredible human beings. Its lively its loving, its horrible, its wonderful, its inspiring,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this listing on this site when looking for stuff do during an eight-day work trip to Nairobi for work. I was shocked this was listed as an attraction. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, in fact about 60 percent of the city's three million people live in one. I was working in the slums with Kenyan scientists... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Nairobean Taxidriver took us there, some kind of organized tour. Never wanted to go to a slum, did it anyway. Seeing the people live in these circumstances really brings you to thinking. As a sight it is not recommended, as an experience it is. But do not leave your car and driver - ours made that pretty clear.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with my kids who had never been to a slum before. It was a real eye-opener for them that people could live in such poverty. There were many community projects and we visited 3 of them. The most interesting of them being a human waste recycling project. I had been told that Kibera was dangerous but we... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We spend the morning and most of the midday with Marta and the Kinds whom she has created a school for in Kibera. It was a great experience to be able to both talk to them about their knowledge, interact with them and teach them about our countries. It was the perfect day and we will going there again next... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went there out of curiosity, seen more smile in two hour than in Hungary for a month. It is also safe to visit for everyone. People are people here too and kids are kids with a cheerful "Howareyou!" shout for everyone. :)

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Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I feel awkward even having to put a overall rating on this entry. This is a place where Nairobi's poorest people are trying eek out a living. I would not recommend accessing this place without a local - our friend grew up here and felt comfortable enough taking us through by car. We did not really get into the center... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited the Mission of Divine Fellowship school and orphanage and took sacks of rice large printed maths times table, and kids story books, Bishop Peter Idaki showed us around the school, some class rooms have 75 kids per class with very little teaching aids or tools. We also tour the slum areas and the Bishop was proud to show us... More 

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Let's be clear - this is not an "attraction", this is real peoples lives and homes. I work in international development and am very particular about the types of tourism I do. That being said, I highly recommend visiting Kibera, but only through a local organization like KCEO (Kibera Community Empowerment Organization) is run entirely by people who grew up... More 

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