The streets of Kibera are muddy, rutted and impossible to navigate on foot without a resident guide. For the camera-bearing foreigner they are largely off limits. You won't see any street shots in this series, as people here are unwilling to be photographed without permission and often, payment. Many feel the camera is a tool of exploitation. I had access only because I came to Kibera with people who live there and/or are working with organizations that directly benefit the people you see in these photos. One project, Village Enterprise Fund of San Carlos, California provides grants and mentoring that helps people set up and maintain small businesses. Another project, Kibera Hamlets, directly benefits child-headed families, empowering girls through education and micro-enterprises (donations: Hope Projects, 696 South Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106).