Humans of Nairobi, Kenya

HONY August 26 2014

One of the loveliest things about the “Humans of New York” album is that it captures in a pithy way what it is about people that is so endearing. On days when “the world is too much with us”, it’s a good album to peruse to get your groove back on.

Many images, like this one, don’t appear to be actually taken in New York since the city slums aren’t shanties–so it’s not clear if this was taken in Nairobi, Kenya or if the kids are from there.

“When they don’t think I’m watching, they do the funniest things. They are always dancing together. I found them in the kitchen yesterday, pretending to cook.”

“What’s your greatest worry as a parent?”

“Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices.”

(Nairobi, Kenya)

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