We want to start MATHARE RIVER blog posting this video, produced in 2011 by Mathare In Motion and priced as Best Documentary at the Slum Film Festival 2011, because we have found a lot of concepts in common with it and it is of great incentive seeing that other groups in Mathare strongly care about the fate of the river.
We look at the river as a huge resource and we want to increase the inhabitants awareness on this environmental and economic potential against its costant abuse.
We desire a future where people can bath in the river and use its water in different ways.
To reach this is mandatory to stop the deposit of garbage in and around the river bed, to clean and controll it.
We reasoned that attentive agricoltural practice implementation and support in these areas can be an effective instrument to realise this view and we want to demonstrate it with our research, putting the basis for change.