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…

Human rights starts on the ground – People with albinism meet farmers

It’s always on the ground, in the reality outside offices where change starts or not. When messages change ways of thinking, perceptions and, most of all, behaviors. When information and change goes beyond sectors and is not clear only to people who deal with it on a daily basis. When it reaches the ground. When…

Health trainings for farmers – diary farming, tippy taps and safety

Under the umbrella of our Making More Health Initiative in rural Western Kenya the trainings with farmers and farmer cooperatives have started. There are regular meetings where our colleagues from the Last Mile program teach farmers about Animal Health and farming. And sessions where daily health topics such as hygiene and safety issues are on…

There is magic when we put dots together and connect people

After a very successful leadership week with more than 20 managers in Bungoma county in Kenya, after launching very concrete projects on the ground with farmers, teachers and with the buy in also from the governmental site, after a first income generation training and a huge youth venture program launch at Nairobi and a concrete…

WA-WA and the women at Victoria Lake

Today, I have spent time in Homa Bay, Southwestern Kenya. It was a long, very emotional and amazing day with Cavin and his team. And a nice evening in a huge family of amazing people: WA-WA means “fishing women” Cavin Odero has established WA-WA, a social entrepreneurship organization. Cavin and his team take care of…

Ever seen a small paradise in the slums in Eldoret?

It’s very busy today in Langas, the second largest slum in Kenya. Here in Eldoret is market day today. At the right and left along the main roads in Langas an uncountable number of vendors offer a bit of everything. It seems that people join the main roads coming “out of nothing”: Small doors in…

How a leadership week can impact smallholder farmers‘ life

As one disruptive leadership development element of our Making More Health’s Insights weeks we ask our leaders to prepare, pitch and to implement a training that has an impact for the people living close to the poverty line. This time we asked them to train farmers in Bungoma county on basic business skills. During the…

Meeting the governor and looking at things from different perspectives

Today we had a big honor. Our Making More Health leadership team, more than 20 managers from different functions and countries who are participating actually in our MMH Insights week were invited by H. E., the governor of Bungoma county in Kenya, to a meeting. In Bungoma county, besides having started a screening program on…