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…

Masks and beans for the poor – difficult situation in the slums

In Mukuru slums , Nairobi, the situation is really bad. “Children are at the verge of dying due to hunger. Three children died in the neighborhood,” says Francis, our local partner and social entrepreneur who in the past weeks had already organized a lot of soap making and mask production as part of our Making…

Solasa and Making More Health reach out to elderly in the slums

Our local partner Solasa NGO is located in the 2nd biggest slum in Kenya, called Langas in Eldoret. Together, we have engaged a lot to help the most needy people during the last weeks when Covid 19 has led to a complete lockdown even in the slums. In the past we have been working together…

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…