Nairobi Jua Kali-Nairobi's Sunrise

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Date of this Version

Fall 2014

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Jua Kali Kenya's Informal Sector, Arjun Shankar

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This video was created for Arjun Shankar's URBS 457 course, Globalization & the City. This project explores the informal sector of Nairobi Kenya slums. Locally known as "street doctors" that use their ingenuity to fix the crumbling slums around them, jua kali make up a significant amount of Nairboi's informal workforce. With government investment and the proper training, the men of jua kali have the potential to change the paradigm of poverty and unemployment in the slums. The innovative drive of jua kali proves that the slums are not devoid of productivity and success, but that they are filled with un-nurtured potential.

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Urban Studies and Planning

Nairobi Jua Kali-Nairobi's Sunrise

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