Inauguration of the 2nd MMH Center in Western Kenya

Two days back we inaugurated our 2nd Making More Health House in Western Kenya, this time in Eldoret in the Langas slum. The inauguration started with a procession throughout the slum, with a lot of singing and dancing. At the MMH Solasa center some women gave us a nice first welcome, followed by many representations…

Visiting self help groups in Langas slums in Eldoret, Kenya

Langas is the second biggest slum in Kenya, but it looks quite different from the slum areas in Nairobi as there is more space. Large, bumpy pathways, and more space around the tiny homes are characterizing Langas. However, the issues of poverty are similar. Today, I visited a few self help groups which were founded…

The marathon kuku or how to make your life a better one with chicken

People living at the poverty line are very happy when they can own a few chicken. That’s true I’m many countries and also here in Kenya. Having chicken – here they are called kuku- means having eggs and growing chicken means also having some small income. When I come for visit in the families often…

Sometimes a small innovation brings big change – farming with passion

After the harvesting period the farmer women in our cooperatives in Western Kenya had no income in the past. In the past two years this has changed. We started at that time with some soap making … Now, they have implemented some micro enterprises and demonstrated during my visit very proudly their achievements.Isn’t that great?…

Quinn wins: From a marginalized life to a caretaker

Quinn has a brother and a sister, all living with the condition of albinism. She is 45 years old, single mother and lives together with her child and sister in a rural village close to Webuye. “Life has been very hard for us. As children no one wanted to play with us. Never anybody from…

When 700 people run an unforgettable day for you…

Today, I visited our school in Webuye, Western Kenya. Nearly two years have passed since I had been here and we had decided to abolish the old, dangerous and extremely poor school building and to build a school that allows a real teaching – with teachers rooms, toilets and classrooms where two classes can be…

Back in Mukuru slums in the Covid crises

The next two weeks I’m back in Kenya to meet many people and visit the different social enterprises, local partners and projects, which we are running together with our local partners – mainly in Western Kenya. And to learn how locals tackle with the Covid situation… After the arrival in Nairobi during the first day…

How jeans can help to grow plants in slum areas

Jeans are more than just a piece of trousers. Filled with soil and seeds it becomes an organic container to produce healthy vegetables. But it’s also many other containers that find a second way of usage while serving to grow plants. Find out more on this topic and how – in very frugal ways –…