There are approximately a half a million people living in the Dandora Slums. One of the 3 largest slums in Nairobi. It has grown up beside the city landfill. Many of the residents make their living from picking through the garbage. Gangs, drugs, poverty and alcoholism are all factors creating a harsh living environment.
The Nairobi Landfill, next to and in some cases overflowing into Dandora slums. Thousands of people earn their livings from picking through the garbage to find valuables, recyclables, discarded clothing and food.