Sometimes a small innovation brings big change – farming with passion

After the harvesting period the farmer women in our cooperatives in Western Kenya had no income in the past. In the past two years this has changed. We started at that time with some soap making … Now, they have implemented some micro enterprises and demonstrated during my visit very proudly their achievements.Isn’t that great?…

Hydroponic farming – an interesting topic to many people

The group of 20 students comprised some of our MMH volunteers from our people with albinism communities, teachers, religious leaders, community group leaders, Some of our Making More Health Lastmile personnel, police officers and also the national administrator -chief. A Medical social worker from the hospital joined, as well. The reason? Yesterday, the first hydroponic…

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….

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….

More Urban farming and mental health in Nairobi’s slums

„My names are Dedan, Shakur, and many others. I got them from the street. I am a second born of 4 raised by a single mother. Survived in the street of Nairobi for 11yrs. With all the things that you live there: hunger, abuse of drugs, crime, indignity. Later I was rescued and taken to…

Our MMH house in Webuye – first constructions are done !

All started last November when we rented a small house to run the first training sessions on health and income generation. In the Covid crises it was A central place to share information on hygiene and to produce soap more than 130 families and people with albinism joined. And the number of interested people to…

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…

Trainings at Kenyan school with students and parents started

Two days ago, parents of the school in Kibisi (Western rural Kenya), have been trained on safety in their homes and on the importance of maintaining cleanliness at home to make more health happen. These parents are the parents of about 750 students visiting a very old school in a very bad condition which we…

Good news from our farmers and school project in Western Kenya

I got some news from our local social worker and our projects in Bungoma county, Western Kenya: “Today, together with the trainers of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Lastmile Team we did a field review on the farmers who participated in a training that was applied 3 weeks ago. It was quite amazing and farmers are very much…