The Sack Farmers of Kibera

Kibera is a poor neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and one of the largest slums in Africa. Food insecurity is a concern for many of its residents, and a perpetual struggle for around 38% of people there. 

Sack farming may look unglamorous, but it’s a cheap and convenient way to provide both income and nutrition for the people of Kibera. Jokingly referred to as multi-storey gardens, the sack farms can grow many crops including kale, onions, spinach, tomatoes, and arrowroot.

“I used to struggle to feed my family. However, these days I not only have vegetables readily available, but also earn some little money from selling them.”
– Joyce Anyango, Independent Sack Farmer

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