A potter — and a Kibera slum health champion

John Maina is as comfortable spinning clay into flower pots as he is helping manage more than 400 community health volunteers within Nairobi's Kibera slum. Devex caught up with the community health committee chairman in Soweto East to find out what motivates and challenges him.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.