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…

Good harvest does not mean automatically good income

Good farming depends on many factors: soil and climate, knowledge, good seed and … storage opportunities In Webuye, West Kenya we partner with two farmer cooperatives, named Naima and Kibisi. That‘s ca. 1000 farmers in total. Since October 2019 they participate in our animal health training sessions. Some farmer women have tailored hundred school bags…

Training on Clean Water Initiative at Webuye started

The clean water initiative that we have launched a few days back has now been rolled out to our farmers and people with albinism community in Webuye. Impressions from the first training In our Making More Health house some of our future Community trainers (volunteers from the communities itself) learn about the usage of the…

Simple solutions to make drinking water safe – 6000 people will benefit

A few days back, we have launched a pilot project to make more drinking water available to our communities in  our Making More Health project area in Bungoma county, Western Kenya.  More than 6000 individuals living close to the poverty line in rural areas will benefit from it. How it works? Helioz, a social enterprise…

Let’s have a drink together – or are you hesitant?

Above is the spring water well that is being used by over 300 household’s here in the surrounding of Webuye in Western Kenya. The people have been drawing stagnant water, and used it as drinking water. The consequences were often water with a high bacteria level right from the water source thus leading to diarrhea…

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…