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…

Artemisia packing in the Making More Health house and first planting result

Recently, in the Making More Health house and in 4 more locations in Western Kenya our Artemisia farming training has started. Some of the of trained people from our albinism communities, but also other smallholder farmers have already started and the first results are visible. the Artemisia plants are fragile and continuous care is needed….

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…

World Malaria Day in Webuye: making a difference to our communities

A few days back in our MMH community center in Webuye, Kenya we celebrated World Malaria Day. “In 2019, the Kenya national malaria incidence was reported at 125.92 cases per thousand population. In counties that make up the Lake Endemic Region in western Kenya, however, the incidences reported were significantly higher than the national average….

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…

A trainings day at our MMH house in Kenya

While in 2020 the MMH center was set up, the buildings were constructed and first training sessions on health took place, now the activities have grown – in numbers and topics. Many people join for the training sessions, even living in neighborhood counties. Training sessions on health topics and safety, special care for people with…

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…

Our Making More Health Center in Webuye, Kenya is growing

The construction works in our Making More Health Center in Webuye are going on. Only a few months have passend since we inaugurated the first buildings, a training hall for health and hygiene sessions and a production room for e.g. soap. We have started to run a lot of different training sessions for the communities,…

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…

Two chicken for a better life

Just imagine you or your children are people with albinism. A genetic condition that makes life difficult, especially in Africa. Not so much, because if the condition itself, but mostly because of superstition, misbeliefs, exclusion in schools and later on often no jobs – poverty among families with people with albinism is widely spread…with all…