Our community, they’re our true heroes:
Growing up in Kibera, we face countless obstacles that twist our reality, leading us to celebrate some wrong things.
We’re working with people who’ve hit rock bottom—engaged in stealing, homelessness, unemployment, and more —but they’ve managed to pull themselves up. Now they’re like role models for the youth in the same boat.
We made a collective choice to join forces as partners and as a community, aiming to redefine how we celebrate and recognize our true heroes.
That’s where Kibera Fashion Week comes into play. Through the power of arts and creativity, we challenge the notion that only certain professions are worthy of applause. If being a messenger can be a legitimate daily job, then why not embrace artisanal work, or tailoring. These occupations provide sustainability, and by championing them, we ensure that the younger generation doesn’t grow up misguided.