Covid19 Global Pandemic in Nairobi’s Low-Income Areas: Personal Economic Status (Income, Employment, and Access to Government Assistance

We would like to share the results of the Round Three Survey on the Social, Economic, and Public Health Impact of Covid-19.  The study was conducted amongst 555 respondents living in Nairobi’s low-income areas (i.e. Huruma, Kibera, Mathare, Korogocho, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kawangware )

The key highlights of the findings are as follows;

  • 64% are working ( i.e. formal/self-employment/full- or part-time) in September 2020  and 33% were working in April 2020.
  • Although now the employment prospects are better, Only 3% of respondents who had been working before the Covid-19 arrived report now earning with “all” or “most” of what they had been earning then.
  • 76% of the respondents indicate that they know someone who has been evicted for non-payment of rent.
  • 80% of all respondents say their lives have become “much worse” since the arrival of the Covid-19 virus.
  • 40% have received at least one type of assistance from either state or non-state actors/agencies

 

Click HERE to download the full report

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