Map Kibera

Map Kibera is an initiative that in 2009 empowered young residents of Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, to create the first digital map of the area, which was previously a blank spot on the map. The initiative has since expanded into a full community information and media project that uses tools like mapping, SMS, blogging and video to give visibility to marginalized communities. The model has been replicated in Mathare and Mukuru slums of Nairobi.