This oral history archive—plus a timeline and written reflections (below)—tells the history in film and text of Muungano wa Wanavijiji’s first 20 years, 1996–2016, through the words, memories, and stories of 47 slum dwellers, activists, professionals, and civil society partners who were present at different stages along Muungano’s journey.
Interviews were carried out by a Muungano team in 2016.
To help navigate the archive, each interview has been broken down into a series of shorter clips, which have been tagged by themes. Films are in English or Swahili with English subtitles.
3 ways to explore the archive
1. By interviewee: watch a playlist of the interview and/or read the transcript.
2. By clip: browse all short clips.
3. By theme: filter clips by keyword using the links below.
Filter by theme
Theme: Academia | Achievements | Advocacy/ activism | Akiba Mashinani Trust | Before Muungano | Challenges | Civil society | Community mobilising | Community-driven solutions | Conflict | Data (collection, profiling, enumeration, mapping) | Documentation | Exchanges & learning | Federation-building & networks | Forced eviction & demolition | Greenfield | Health | House modelling | Housing | How did you first get involved? | How things changed | Informal markets | Informal politics | Information | Kenya's future | National government | Land | Leadership | Legal | Livelihoods | Local government | Men | Muungano's future | Other SDI federations | Partnerships | Planning | Policy influence | Politics | Savings/groups | SDI | Slum upgrading | Stories | Strategies that worked | Support professionals | Tenure security | Water & sanitation | What didn't work | Motivation | What did things used to be like? | Women | Youth