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Photo by @donwilson.odhiambo, a Kenya-based photographer participating in the @viiphoto "Rising Fast" Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Donwilson Odhiambo Odongo's series documents the impact of illegal moonshine, or changaa, on women from Nairobi's Kibera community. Changaa translates to "kill me quick" in Kiswahili, and is common in Kenya where the majority of alcohol consumption is illicit. “As a freelance photojournalist from Kibera, my aim with this project is to create awareness of how single and widowed mothers are struggling to earn a living through the sale of illicit brew, and the tremendous challenges they face,” says @donwilson.odhiambo. . Rising Fast explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground? . #viiphoto #donwilsonodhiambo #kenya #nairobi #risingfast #workshop #changaa #illicitbrew #alcohol #women

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