CITY SLUM SHARES ITS STORY ON THE WEB

Digital Content

http://www.korogocho.org

"On our web site you will find articles about life in slums, theses, comments, reflections, photos, projects, and letters from missionaries and young people living in Korogocho" Fr Daniele Moschetti said. Most of the material is in English and in Italian.

He said the web site aims to enlighten people on the reality of slum life. "The aim of this website is to get in touch and make friends with many wonderful people who work hard in similar slums all over the world. It's a means to make this dreadful reality known outside the slum, throughout the planet; but you will be also surprised by a reality full of energy and life."

An estimated one billion people live in slums worldwide. "That is to say that one person out of six lives in a social reality where day by day he has to fight poverty and social alienation without any support both from the government or local authorities, and under the threat of being left homeless overnight," the Comboni missionary said.

According to the latest survey carried out by United Nations settlement agency, Habitat, 70 per cent of African town-dwellers live in slums.

Nairobi is an example of "social, economic and political apartheid," Fr Moschetti said.

Catholic Information Service for Africa