I will never forget this raw encounter.
Stepping into the largest slum in Kampala, Kisenyi, is a sight to behold. It is a city jungle of sorts but forget the concrete. 67% of the population live in detached dwellings and a further 12% in semi-detached according to Uganda’s National Population Housing and Consensus (NPHC) 2014. The dwellings themselves are made up of a combination of unburnt bricks, mud, poles and cement blocks. They are completed with roofs that are either mostly iron sheets or thatched paired with floors that are a mixture of stone, cement, tiles and earth. These structures have a short lifespan and are subjected to brutal weather conditions.
Seeing this up close in person was confronting a raw reality that many people in the world face. Please click on the link below to follow my journey walking through Kisenyi and meeting locals, finding out what they really want.