Inflation: “I can no longer buy rice for my children”


Florence Kambua (left) digs through the trash can and looks for everything she can sell.

In Kenya, some families eat only once a day, or not at all, due to rising food prices, writes Catherine Byaruhanga of the BBC in Nairobi.

Early in the morning, I find Florence Kambua hunched over, rummaging through the landfill outside her door to pick up plastic, glass, clothes – everything she can sell in Kenya’s capital.

The 40-year-old is dressed in a black sweater and plastic boots that go up to the knees. His work is not for the faint of heart. It is also dangerous.

In the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, rotten food and stuffed diapers are flowing under his feet.

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