A A mother with her child in the Katutura residential area - this is the suburb of Windhoek, where the coloured population was forcefully resettled according to separate ethnic groups during Apartheid. The meaning of the Herero word is “ A place, where we do not wish to live“
Windhoek has more than 200 000 inhabitants of which 60% are living in impoverished circumstances. More and more people are moving to surrounding areas of the capital in the hope of finding a job and a better life.
Notwithstanding, Katutura is also the name of an extremely successful aid organisation, which was initiated by the dedicated nurse and director of the Namibian Red Cross Jutta Rohwer and a group of local women in the beginning of the 1980s.