Kawangware is a poor neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. A slum, actually. It’s not a place with tourists. Certainly not very fair-skinned white tourists who are four inches taller than their companion and dressed in the garb of a local religious minority.
I had met Esther on the flight out of London. She was my row mate, and when she found out I was going to Nairobi without a solid plan, she told me I could stay with her until I found a place. The women who lived in the house were the kindest, most welcoming people I’ve ever been privileged enough to meet. So when they invited me to their church, I accepted the invitation gratefully, and they let me bring my camera. I didn’t take a lot of photos because I was there attending and didn’t want to be too distracting. Men and women sit in different areas, so I only have photos of women and children.
These are the photos I took, and if you’d like to read more about my adventures in Kenya, you can visit my travel blog, www.seegrasshoppergo.com.