The MMH house – a place that brings more health and happiness to the people
This week, at our Making More Health house the training sessions re-started. The Making More Health house was built last year in a town in Western Kenya to teach people with albinism and to give them a place to meet and start some income generation practices. But it has been used right from the beginning also as a place to spread knowledge and skills to farmers, teachers, and women. There is a huge need and willingness to develop themselves and to find ways that will help in the daily life. The MMH house has become a trusted place for many people in Webuye, Bungoma county, a place that besides knowledge and learnings is also a place of respect and diversity, of being together and inclusion, of doing and not theory only. And of spending good hours together.
The impact of partnering
As Chris, our local NGO worker writes:“ …we had a meeting with group officials of the Mukhuyu self help group yesterday. They had come to be sensitized more on Albinism. This is group of trained nurses from various health facilities in the region. They care among others about a group of 60 young vulnerable mothers ,in 60 household’s. Very often, the children are born with low birth weight and from vulnerable young mothers aged below 17 years who have dropped out of school and have challenges. …We also discussed on the need to improve on hygiene issues when it comes to baby care, but also generally in those households, on the economic situation they live in, and to create and help develop skills.
We agreed to partner and support in hygiene issues to those households,a s 2 of our people with Albinism there have newborns who have children born with low birth weight …“
This year we have planned a lot of activities:
Health and Animal Health related trainings, but also digital skill trainings, women health practices and income generation activities. Wherever possible our people with albinism community will get a leading role. Our employees and some of our social entrepreneurs in our network will engage together with them. Virtually, and also actively onsite when it will be possible again. And of course GAASP, our local NgO partner who will be in the middle of all that.
Let’s do the best to make this year a year of positive change again!