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…

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…

A great day – an important school inauguration in Bungoma county

A few days back a great event has taken place: the inauguration of the school which we have built under the umbrella of Making More Health in Bungoma county, Western Kenya. The school for more than 750 students was in a very poor and even dangerous status when our local project partner and myself visited…

How school bags help farmer families to survive and create additional benefit

Our farmers, close to Webuye in Western Kenya are organized in cooperatives. They are one of the communities we work with under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative. When I visited the Kibisi Farming cooperative group the last time we launched together with employees from Boehringer Ingelheim and local trainers regular farming training…

Two worlds – same planet

That’s our world – We hope that restaurants can re-open soon, that the days with work and children at home will end soon. We hope that the economic loss will not be too big and our standards will not change. And that our holidays will be possible – what if not? But it will get…

Our people with albinism construct desks for our school

„Yes, I received the donation and by yesterday already 5 desks were ready, built by our community with people with albinism. Thanks to your employees who made this possible”, said Chris, our local partner and social worker from Ampath/GASAAP in Webuye, a town in Bungoma county in Western Kenya. There is a lot of energy…

Raising awareness at schools about albinism

Chris, my local social worker visited schools in Bungoma county in Western Kenya. Here we run a lot of projects with farmers and people with albinism. Chris went also to the schools where our children with Albinism learn and had staff meetings and discussions with teachers on how to handle children with Albinism. Some basic…

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…