Back in Mukuru slums in the Covid crises

The next two weeks I’m back in Kenya to meet many people and visit the different social enterprises, local partners and projects, which we are running together with our local partners – mainly in Western Kenya. And to learn how locals tackle with the Covid situation… After the arrival in Nairobi during the first day…

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…

A tree of hope in Nairobi‘s slums

In Mukuru Slum, Nairobi art boys have done a mosaics tree where community members join regularly alone to leave messages or in groups to discuss issues of Health and other issues that are emerging from the community. And the issues are a lot. Besides having heavy rains and floods, the lack of food and jobs…

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…

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…