Originally posted on www.youthsave.org
Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, 50% of which is comprised of youth. In 2011 YouthSave’s financial institution partner, Kenya Post Office Savings began piloting its YouthSave account, SMATA, across a number of its branches, including one in Kenyatta Market just outside of Kibera. In this podcast, we highlight the youth voice, hearing directly from four exceptional young people living in Kibera, on their savings goals, challenges, and plans for the future. The interviews of youth clients in this podcast provide a snapshot of what saving and having a savings account means to many.
The youth participants in this podcast (shown here in chronological order): Botul, Sofia, Idris, and Zuhora)
*Save the Children and New America Foundation received parent/guardian consent for all youth interviews presented in this podcast.