Poverty in Kenya
Some families in Kenya live on less than a dollar a day -- a look at the hopes and prospects of Kenyans as they struggle to make ends meet.
Poverty was a key issue in the recent elections in Kenya and the unrest that followed. This documentary starts in the months before the election, in Kaimosi, Western Kenya. It is here that Mike meets Isaiah, his disabled wife and six grandchildren. They live on the little they can grow on their small plot of land and the paltry seven to ten dollars a month he makes from growing tea. By contrast, their neighbors Francis and Christine are both able to work, growing and selling maize, mending bicycles and making bricks. Between them they make about two dollars a day, and own one mosquito net. Mike Woodridge examines the hopes and prospects of Kenyans as they struggle to make ends meet.
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