Kids of Kibera

  • Photographer
    Andrea Lavaria, Italy
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Photojournalism/Other

Kibera is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya and is among the 10 largest slums in the world, ranking second with an estimated 2.5 million inhabitants. Living in a slum is the daily reality of 1.6 billion people worldwide and around 60% of Nairobi's population lives in informal settlements. Kibera derives from a Nubian word meaning "forest" andis made up of many villages, establishing itself as the largest slum in all of Africa. Given the extreme poverty of the settlement, the hygienic-sanitary conditions are critical and there is a high percentage of HIV patients.