“Muungano’s history in our own words”
This oral history archive tells the history of Muungano wa Wanavijiji’s first 20 years (1996–2016) through the words, memories, and stories of 50 slum dwellers, activists, professionals, and civil society partners who were there at different stages along Muungano’s journey.
Interviews were carried out by a Muungano team in 2016.
About the history project
How to explore the archive
To help navigate the archive, each interview has been broken down into shorter, coded clips. Films are in English or Swahili (with English subtitles).
For each interview, you can watch a playlist of clips or read the transcript.
You can browse all clips.
Or you can explore the clips by keyword/theme using the links below.
Filter by theme
(Speaker) Muungano; Support professionals; Partners; SDI;
(Geography) Nairobi; Mukuru; Kibera; Huruma & Kambi Moto; Mathare; Korogocho; Nakuru; Mombasa & Coast region; Kisumu; Global;
(Institutional) Akiba Mashinani Trust; Support professionals; SDI; Other SDI federations; Academia; Civil society; Kenyan national government; Local government; Chiefs; Courts;
(Temporal) Muungano's future; Kenya's future; Before Muungano;
(Federation focus areas) Exchanges & learning; Housing; Partnerships; Data collection/ profiling/ enumeration & mapping; Water & sanitation; Savings/ savings groups; Slum upgrading; Tenure security; Advocacy/ activism; Community mobilising; Planning; Informal markets; Federation-building/ networks; Greenfield; Forced eviction; Policy/ policy influencing; Women; Youth; Men; Muungano leadership; Information; Documentation; Land issues; Politics; Community-driven solutions; Informal politics; Conflict; Legal strategies; Health;
(Interview question) How did you first get involved?; What were things like?; Muungano's biggest challenges; Muungano's biggest achievements; How things changed; What motivates you?; Strategies that worked; What didn't work?; What are your hopes for Muungano’s next 20 years; A message for the youth; Stories;