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Walkabout Voices

Category: Poverty

  • A Maasai School

    The Maasai people in Kenya live far away from cities and modern facilities, and their schools are very basic. Esiteti Primary School is no exception. A well-used blackboard and some out-dated and tattered textbooks are all the teaching materials they have. No lunch is provided for the students and it is not uncommon to go…

  • A Single Mum´s Story

    Ayu is a young South-African woman who was born and raised in a small town. She came to Cape Town on the pretence of a good job, but the job turned out to be very different from what her employer had promised. There was little Ayu could do because she needed the money as she…

  • New Delhi: Living in the Slum

    Santan used to live in the slum. Now he is back to show us what it’s like to be poor in India. Welcome to the home of a family who have no electricity, no running water and no real income. Welcome to an area where diseases are common, life expectancy is extremely short and life…

  • A Township: Part 1

    In South Africa, millions of people still suffer poor living conditions. Many of them live in townships, which were constructed before and under the apartheid regime. Odwa was born and raised in a township, and in Part 1 he explains what life was like in Langa Township during apartheid. Length: 08:52.

  • Living in Kingston

    Errol has lived in Kingston all his life. Every day is a struggle for him, as it is for most people living there. There are few jobs and the pay is low. Corruption is rife and people with money and power share the privileges between them. Well-educated people who don’t have the right connections go…

  • Homeless in LA: Part 2

    Angel has been very successful in getting people off the streets. It is easy for him to connect with people on the street because he was once a gang member and a heroin addict. He knows how to give people hope in the midst of hopelessness, and he uses himself as an example of how…

  • A Township: Part 2

    In South Africa, millions of people still suffer poor living conditions. Many of them live in townships, which were constructed before and under the apartheid regime. Odwa was born and raised in a township, and in Part 2, he takes us to three different living areas in Langa. One of these areas is called Beverly…

  • Homeless in LA: Part 1

    Not everybody is aware of all the pain and misery homeless people suffer. Angel is an exception. He used to live on the street when he was not in prison. For nineteen years, he was a drug addict and his family and friends avoided him. One day he decided to change his life. Today he…