A very special magazine…

Only a few days back Jane Waithera and her team from the Positive Exposure Organisation, located in Nairobi, have published their second magazine on people with albinism. In this Magazine you find stories of resilience and strength shared by persons with Albinism as they dealt with the challenges brought by the pandemic. You can download…

When porridge brings a smile to you – thanks for your donation!

Last week our first donation money reached VICCO, a NGO in the slums of Nairobi that cares for children and youth, but also elderly. The need for food, but also safety, a cleaner environment and mental health is high. VICCO has started programs such as libraries, urban farming, drawing sessions and soccer games in the…

More Urban farming and mental health in Nairobi’s slums

„My names are Dedan, Shakur, and many others. I got them from the street. I am a second born of 4 raised by a single mother. Survived in the street of Nairobi for 11yrs. With all the things that you live there: hunger, abuse of drugs, crime, indignity. Later I was rescued and taken to…

Women taboos and a solution with a win win effect

The hygiene situation to manage well menstruating has never been good for girls and women living close to the poverty line. But now – with the Covid crises- the challenges get even worse. Often, the financial means are simply not there to buy menstruation pads or similar women hygiene articles. Still today in many areas…

Design and arts by a woman on the verge of poverty

She is definitely creative. She is very talented. She has very sophisticated and interesting ideas, and knows as well how to put it in practice with the right manual skills. While using materials that are there. She has no means to buy expensive materials. No one really taught her how to do. She has never…

What do you think of when you hear about slums?

When you think about slums do you think about poverty, waste, and poor education? When I was in slums in India and Kenya the first time I realized that it is much more than what I thought. Yes, there are a lot of poor people, a big issue with waste and hygiene and many other…

Soccer means so much …

This is Jasa Starlets (Jamaica Soccer Accademy) under 13 years team, celebrating their win during the Mukuru slums Street Soccer Tournament. This is an event that has been bringing various children and youths from the vast Mukuru Slum together to showcase their talent on football. „This is a way to bring the community of young…