Nairobi resident helps slum bloom into garden

This former dumping ground is now a blooming garden

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The transformation is thanks to Charles Gachanga

who grew up in the area back when it reeked of garbage

The space, called Mustard Seed, is now an oasis of plants and trees

FOUNDER, MUSTARD SEED CBO, CHARLES GACHANGA:

“It was not easy as I did the entire drainage and the entire corridor from the entrance of mustard seed to down here, almost two guys and a third one helped us. When we were finished there, we came and cleaned here. Here we spent like three months.”

The garden is located in the low-income neighborhood of Dandora

FOUNDER, MUSTARD SEED CBO, CHARLES GACHANGA:

“If you can change Dandora, we can change Nairobi and if we change Nairobi, we can change Kenya, we can change Africa and possibly a larger part of the world, yeah.”

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