Kibera slum is known for its massive human population and cheap housing rated bellow standards. Kibera slum is the largest in Kenya and second largest in the African continent after Soweto in South Africa.
If you come from this area, or you're interested in investing, these are the ways you can make money:
1. TEMPORARY MABATI STRUCTURES
Mabati structures are usually cheaper to affordable for low-class individuals to rent ranging between Ksh.1,500 to Ksh. 3,500 per month. depending on size.
2. GARBAGE COLLECTION
Garbage is usually collected then ferried to the nearest access for the city council's regular general collection. The exercise can be done on weekly basis, where the amount rates between Ksh.20 to Ksh.50 per household.
3. CLEAN WATER SUPPLY
The densely constructed structures block the systematic flow of water pipelines. Water boozer trucks surfer accessibility means as a result of blocked blocked blocked blocked and shrink roads hence inconvenience water supply.
Energetic individuals use pull carts full of jerricans to supply fresh water to slum residents. A 20 litres jerrican of clean water price ranges between ksh.10 and ksh.40.
4. CASUAL LABOR
Jobless individuals can only be considered for temporary duties and posts that require fewer skills or during times of urgent labour need.
Such opportunities may arise for about two to three days per week with a pay ranging between Ksh.300 to Ksh.600 per day depending on the volume of work allocated.
5. LAVATORIES & BATHROOMS SERVICES
Most of the settlements in slums give zero priorities to toilets and bathrooms inclusion during construction.
Sewer lines also lack maintenance due to inaccessibility. Investors opt to develop their own functioning toilet systems maintained for commercial purposes.
It costs about ksh.10 per person to access a toilet in most slums for whether long or short calls.
Bathrooms charges are at ksh.10 or ksh.20 depending on whether soap and sandals are offered or whether water is warm or cold.
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