Fulfilling dreams in Kenya’s urban slum: Ian’s path from being homeless to starting a tech job with WFP

Watch Ian’s story narrated by himself and filmed by his friend Oscar Omondi.
Ian dreamt of becoming a software developer. Photo: WFP/EMPACT.
Despite growing public efforts to modernize Kibera, poverty and job scarcity remain critical issues for Kibera’s residents. Photo: WFP/Gulia Rakhimova.
Ian and his colleagues at the EMPACT training in Kibera. November 2021. Photo: WFP/EMPACT.

“When you earn income after a long time of being jobless and homeless, it feels terrific.”

Ian hopes to bring a positive change to his community by training incoming EMPACT students. November 2021. Photo: WFP/EMPACT.

About EMPACT

Read more about WFP’s EMPACT innovation project.

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Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.

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Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.

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