The slum buzzed with activity, chaos, and excitement. The habitants started to get involved. The children took brushes in their hands and the women kept up the supply of tea for the volunteers. She also asked a few local artists to paint murals on some of the walls, images that would resonate with the residents. One shows a group of women turning steel wool into scouring pads, a source of income for many here. Another, painted for a local boy who said he dreamed of going into space, depicts an astronaut. The overall atmosphere was electric. At the end of an exhilarating weekend, the slum became alive with color.