By Ivy Ndiewo, Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide Kenya
Life in a slum is precarious, with overcrowding, lack of utilities and services, and few opportunities to earn a living. Even the smallest misfortune can spell disaster for a family living on the edge.
Charles Aketch’s carpentry workshop brought in enough to provide them a home in Nairobi’s Mathare slum, put food on the table, and send seven-year-old Rosemary to primary school. His wife Priscah was pregnant with their second child.