Quinn wins: From a marginalized life to a caretaker

Quinn has a brother and a sister, all living with the condition of albinism. She is 45 years old, single mother and lives together with her child and sister in a rural village close to Webuye. “Life has been very hard for us. As children no one wanted to play with us. Never anybody from…

KEnDIA, Kenya and Care for children

With KEnDIA, my not profit oriented online shop, I support a small center for children in Mukuru slums in Nairobi. The children center and library is more of a larger tin hut, but there is protection (at the moment the temperatures in Nairobi are 10-15 degrees in the morning, rainy season) and there is a…

Do you think your house is not good enough? Well, think twice!

My house is not big enough, my house faces only a small terrace, my house needs definitely a fitness room and sauna, my house needs to be perfect… People in the “rich” world are often unhappy and dream of better, bigger, individual luxury. Are they happy? Difficult to say. It seems that the level of…

A very special magazine…

Only a few days back Jane Waithera and her team from the Positive Exposure Organisation, located in Nairobi, have published their second magazine on people with albinism. In this Magazine you find stories of resilience and strength shared by persons with Albinism as they dealt with the challenges brought by the pandemic. You can download…

Our MMH house – a house of trust, inclusion and partnering

The MMH house – a place that brings more health and happiness to the people This week, at our Making More Health house the training sessions re-started. The Making More Health house was built last year in a town in Western Kenya to teach people with albinism and to give them a place to meet…

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…

Christmas is when people celebrate together who never did it before

After our first year of engagement in Webuye, Kenya we are happy that for the first time our community members, comprising more than 170 people with albinism and their families and also elderly, could come together in the Making More Health GAASPP Center to celebrate Christmas. Great achievements and inclusion The work that has been…