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My Biggest Surprise Visiting Africa’s Largest Slum: Seeing Facebook

It was incredible to see that in a place of such poverty, people were hungry to connect with the world.

Like most westerners, I don’t disconnect from my smartphone very often. But I didn’t have a choice earlier this year when I traveled to Kenya. While the spotty Internet wasn’t a big surprise, nothing prepared me for a visit to the streets of the Kibera slum. It was haunting. I’d never seen such extreme poverty. […]