The District of Ezbet el-Nakhl, located in the north of Cairo, is one of the poorest in the Egyptian capital. A little more than a million people live there in narrow and precarious apartments. Mainly Christians coming from southern Egypt, with the hope of finding work and a better life.
In this neighborhood, this land of waste streets, live about thirty disabled people. Every day, some of them wait eagerly for the arrival of the next visitor, but most of them spend their time moping, sitting in a corner of the room. On a few days in the week, they can escape from the monotous grind of daily life by participating in weaving and DIY activities at the Salam Center. They take a minibus, a kind of outdated little soap box.