Listen to Voices from the slums in Eldoret

In the past months, together with our local NGO partner SOLASA we from Making More Health have supported people living in the slums of Langas in Eldoret, Kenya. The COVID crises and lockdown has taken away a lot of informal jobs and has led to a high uncertainty among the population. People stay without any…

Call for testing at school in Mukuru slum

Together with the Mukuru Aganza film academy in Nairobi, and under the umbrella of the Makingmorehealth initiative we run a Covid19 awareness campaign to inform people about measurements they can take to protect themselves and for participating in free testing. For example with posters as the one shown above – targeting a lot of people…

A health and meeting center for women in the slums in Eldoret

Langas is the second biggest slum area in Kenya. Here in Eldoret, together with our NGO partner Solwodi/Solasa we build a Health and Meeting center for women and children. In a few months the old small houses where they meet and are trained at the moment cannot be used any more. We, under the umbrella…

When girls suffer and drop out of school because of menstruation

By end of September 2019 the newspapers in Kenya reported about a suicide of a teenager girl. She had committed suicide after having been blamed at school because of bleeding… Many girls and women in Kenya and many other parts of the world. have huge challenges – every month, again and again. They don’t have…

Ever seen a small paradise in the slums in Eldoret?

It’s very busy today in Langas, the second largest slum in Kenya. Here in Eldoret is market day today. At the right and left along the main roads in Langas an uncountable number of vendors offer a bit of everything. It seems that people join the main roads coming “out of nothing”: Small doors in…

Schools for poor are poorly managed – time to change

As one project of our work under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim and in close partnership with Ampath we invest in education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in rural communities in Western Kenya. Schools for poor are managed poorly, schools for rich are managed in a rich way Investing in…