100,000 people live in the Mukuru slum area and whole families may live in corrugated iron shacks measuring only 10 x 10 feet. Very few homes have electricity and up to twenty families can share a communal water tap and toilet latrine. Crime, drug abuse, prostitution, HIV/AIDS and violence against women are common. Some residents have overcome these difficult conditions to achieve success in teaching, sports, and the arts. We were advised not to take expensive camera equipment into the slum so all these photos were taken with a cell phone.