A Community Amid Slums: Living In 100 Square Feet

The L.A. Times presents the fourth report in a series on Africa's swelling slums. This article focuses on a community known as 'Deep Sea'.
July 16, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"About 1,500 people are crammed into this treacherously steep four-acre warren. They live on less than a dollar a day, and this is the best shelter they can afford... Nairobi's slums, where more than half of the city's 3 million people live on 5% of the land, are the first stop for the new arrivals. Despite the wretched conditions, most people must pay to live here. As the slums grow more crowded and destitute, the land becomes more precious. A network of tribal leaders, government officials and other slumlords profits handsomely." [Editor's note: Includes a variety of photo galleries.]

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times

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