Retelling the Slum Story
Acumen Fund Fellow Pauline Wanja ’12 recently participated in the TED2013 Talent Search: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. Pauline spoke about her life story that began in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, and her motivations for starting her own organization, Living in a Shanty Town (LIST), which aims to unify young people living in informal settlements, prepare them for a productive and dignified adulthood and together work toward personal, social, economic and political justice. Read more about LIST and her views on urban poverty in a blog post she wrote, No More Time Outs from Poverty.
We are very excited to see Pauline’s work highlighted on such an important stage, and hope that her talk teaches you something new about life in informal settlements.