Kenya’s Dandora landfill provides a livelihood for homeless children who are often exploited. A former landfill resident Samuel Omollo started a charity organisation to help children from the dump find a place to live and return to school.

Joyce Njeri, 8, enjoys a rare moment of fun playing like a child with Shantel Akinyi, 2, on a pile of discarded sheets of plastic left over from the manufacture of flip-flops, at the garbage dump where Joyce and Shantel's mother work, in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Joyce Njeri, 8, enjoys a rare moment of fun playing like a child with Shantel Akinyi, 2, on a pile of discarded sheets of plastic left over from the manufacture of flip-flops, at the garbage dump where Joyce and Shantel's mother work, in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya. (AP)

Kenya's Dandora landfill is one of the largest in Africa.

It provides a livelihood for more than 1,000 children in Kenya's capital Nairobi. 

Many of them are homeless children who are often exploited and abused.

One man who used to scavenge at Dandora, Samuel Omollo, is trying to help.

TRT World's Adesewa Josh reports.

Source: TRT World