When rain takes it all…

Covid, poverty, floods – which is the most difficult one? In the middle of our hygiene activities project in Mukuru Slums in Nairobi, it’s not just the virus that creates a lot of challenges. It’s poverty, too. And it’s floods. Just imagine you live in the slums with a few things sitting in your small…

They are made to shine – join our live session on 13 June

Made To Shine” is the theme for this year’s International Albinism Awareness Day (13 June 2020). The theme was chosen to celebrate the achievements and successes of persons with albinism worldwide. As the UN states: “It is also a call to stand in solidarity with people with albinism through their challenges. In this unprecedented time,…

We care … impressions from the youth project in Mukuru slums

„We walked around the streets distributing liquid soap to the shops, hotels and small business traders that have installed hand washing points as we encouraged them to keep doing this. We were greeted with joy, smiles and appreciation as no other group had done such since the first case was announced by the Kenyan Government…

…and who cares about them?

Kenya, 10 June 2020. There are 2989 confirmed infections officially registered. The lockdown of the last weeks had many consequences: many informal jobs got lost. Lack of money, lack of means to protect themselves, more people suffering from hunger. Children are begging and who is not successful looks for food in the garbage places. Launch…

Why HOPE for the young generation in the slums makes a difference!

If there is hope, the sky is the limit! Francis Gikufu, a social entrepreneur, has grown up himself in the slums of Nairobi. After some very difficult years as a young adoloscent he got support and learned on how to make real impact happen – for himself first and from there he started to engage…

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…

Awareness campaigns in slum areas

“We are continuing with community sensitization and Covid19 awareness in the slum. We are making use of social media platforms, from various groups within the informal settlement, community Radio station and also door to door in order to reach out to as many households as possible. Happy that out of the 13 sectors we have…