The change should come from within – a MMH impact story that matters

It’s three years now that within our Making More Health (MMH) Initiative we have launched programs in communities living at the poverty line in Kenya. We have started to work with several partners (NGOs, universities, government and social enterprises), among them also GAASPP (Golden aging albinism support program) in Webuye and also with Mukuru Angaza…

It’s time to do things differently – System changers network Kenya launched

Have you ever asked yourself why after more than 50 years of social and environmental development activities by many NGOs, governments and also companies worldwide, after incredible financial investments and after so many successful, but often short term impact measurements that often have really showing a positive effect, the poverty rate, the environmental situation and…

Kenyans teach Kenyans – the beauty of working in networks

“I am so happy to have this week’s mentorship training with Elizabeth and her team at the MMH center in Eldoret. Today it’s the second day, I am humbled of how deep the training is turning to be…I formed already four groups of six members each here, they’ve identified a problem that they will work…

Poverty depends also on digital awareness and skills

Soon, in our training centers in Bungoma county and Eldoret in Western Kenya a new training program will take place. In addition to training sessions on health and basic business skills, on farming and hygiene this training will close a huge gap. It‘s a skill that often is making a big difference between those who…

Inauguration of the 2nd MMH Center in Western Kenya

At the beginning of October 2022, we inaugurated our 2nd Making More Health House in Western Kenya, this time in Eldoret in the Langas slum. The inauguration started with a procession throughout the slum, with a lot of singing and dancing. At the MMH Solasa center some women gave us a nice first welcome, followed…

Visiting self help groups in Langas slums in Eldoret, Kenya

Langas is the second biggest slum in Kenya, but it looks quite different from the slum areas in Nairobi as there is more space. Large, bumpy pathways, and more space around the tiny homes are characterizing Langas. However, the issues of poverty are similar. Today, I visited a few self help groups which were founded…

Back in Mukuru slums in the Covid crises

The next two weeks I’m back in Kenya to meet many people and visit the different social enterprises, local partners and projects, which we are running together with our local partners – mainly in Western Kenya. And to learn how locals tackle with the Covid situation… After the arrival in Nairobi during the first day…

How jeans can help to grow plants in slum areas

Jeans are more than just a piece of trousers. Filled with soil and seeds it becomes an organic container to produce healthy vegetables. But it’s also many other containers that find a second way of usage while serving to grow plants. Find out more on this topic and how – in very frugal ways –…