How Covid impacts the youth in the slums

The situation in the slums is very difficult – even more in Covid times. As one of our local NGO partners reports from Langas, Eldoret in Kenya: ” … Cases of indiscipline, drugs and substances abuse have been on the rise in the slums in the past months. Even amongst school children the negative influce…

A small engagement with huge impact

VICCO is not one of our main communities I work with under the Making More Health Initiative. However, where it is possible we share materials on safety, health and hygiene. With some private donations we helped to provide some food and to build a children care center ( very basic) in Mukuru slums. Some hygiene…

A tree of hope in Nairobi‘s slums

In Mukuru Slum, Nairobi art boys have done a mosaics tree where community members join regularly alone to leave messages or in groups to discuss issues of Health and other issues that are emerging from the community. And the issues are a lot. Besides having heavy rains and floods, the lack of food and jobs…

Do you know what this is?

That‘s a roof of one of the rooms hosting three families with a total of 12 members in Mukuru slums in Nairobi. There is a huge problem of unemployment, hunger and idleness in the slums. With the Covid crises things have worsened a lot. “Most people are unable to pay the monthly rent of such…

Women health kits are on the road

Some weeks ago we ran a webinar where we shared information about our local projects on women health. Our local NGO partners and social entrepreneurs explained how the situation is getting even more difficult for women as the accessibility to hygiene pads for many of them is not given (any more). The situation has always…

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…