On this edition of Making Contact, we’re going to meet people making work where there is no work for them. From recyclers, to border couriers, to waste pickers, we’re exploring the informal labor sector and what some are doing to gain greater recognition, protections, and rights.
Landon Goodwin, recycler and pastor and also featured in documentary Dogtown Redemption; Aicha al Azzouzi border courier; Salma al Azzouzi, Aicha’s oldest daughter; Charles Gachanga Gichonge, creator of the Mustard Seed Courtyard clean-up campaign; Antony Makau, Dandora resident; and Richard Munene Dandora restaurant owner; Sally Roever , Urban Policy Director for Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), and Malati Gadgil of KKPKP.
Host: Laura Flynn
Contributing Producers: Thalia Beaty, Maggy Donaldson, and Beenish Ahmed
Producers: Laura Flynn, Andrew Stelzer, and Jasmin Lopez
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Salomé Lego Playset: La Lutte, Comme Experience Intérieure
Photo Credits: Thalia Beaty and Maggy Donaldson
Concern Worldwide: Trash and Tragedy, the impact of garbage on human rights in Nairobi City