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…

Back to school in Kenya – or better staying at home?

Last Monday schools in Kenya re-opened. All children had to go back to school. Probably a good and not too difficult thing to do for all children from wealthier families but not so for children of the poor… The big challenge of payments Going to school means paying school fees, books, uniform. But how should…

The impact of our albinism awareness program in Kenya

A few weeks ago we run several albinism awareness training sessions together with our local NGO partner Chris at the Making More Health house. The participants were teachers, nurses, governmental health workers and people with albinism and their families. Due to Covid 19 and the precaution measurements taken only 15 people could participate in one…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…