As a result of rapid urbanisation that seems to be taking place at a rate far higher than that of urban development, infrastructure and investment in Kenya, there is a proliferation of urban slums, many lacking the most basic of services. Widespread urban poverty and environmental degradation are visible even to the casual visitor to Kenyan cities and towns. Ujamaa Center works towards reversing this trend and improving the lives of the urban poor in a sustainable way combining Urban Development and Environment to make real changes at the local and policy level