A strong stench of raw sewage, crowded tin houses, dilapidated roads and hordes of weather-beaten faces welcomes us to the heart of Mathare slums in Nairobi. In the crowd, we spot Beatrice beaming with joy. She walks towards us, her gait radiating strength, the only hint of her condition being the slight limp on her left. Beatrice is a strong woman who has defied great odds. Being able to stand on both feet is nothing short of a miracle.