Douglas Ng'ang'a stands in the middle of the "slum library" he runs. Only he doesn't take credit for the 3,000 books housed in his childhood home in Nairobi's Mathare Valley.
"The books just showed up," he says.
Well, not exactly. His neighbors brought them.
Ng'ang'a funds the library by working as a driver. He started the collection with 200 of his own books. Members of the community spread the word through social media and pitched in.
In Kenya, the generosity that led to the library isn't an exception.