Item author
Melanie Giza
Item Created
27 Sep 2009
Photo taken on
24 Sep 2009 8:17 am
Photo author
Josef Kril

Refuse Scavenger

Context of the observation

This is a sidewalk towards city centre with a group of young street kids collecting trash at the Globe for recycling. This is a big group, some kids are having cardboards, others are carrying plastic bags with smaller items. The surrounding still looks very dirty, there is also lots of trash left. There is lots of traffic and some pedestrians are passing by. 


Globe Cinema Roundabout, Nairobi


1 Interpretation

Seems like they are discussing something as they are standing together. Does the group work together? Do they have smaller teams or does every kid work for its own money? Are they competitors and do they fight then? Do they know the best places for valuable trash or is it a question of luck how much money they make? Do they sell their stuff every day? To a company? Private persons? Does lots of traffic mean more trash and therefore more money?

Melanie Giza
24 Oct 2010

1 Question & 0 Responses

How does the litter created by car drivers create new jobs?

Josef Kril
27 Sep 2009