Do you know what this is?

That‘s a roof of one of the rooms hosting three families with a total of 12 members in Mukuru slums in Nairobi. There is a huge problem of unemployment, hunger and idleness in the slums. With the Covid crises things have worsened a lot. “Most people are unable to pay the monthly rent of such…

MMH Youth event on women hygiene

28.09.2020 – Girls in the slums have huge challenges due to the lack of sanitary towels. Also in Langas slum , the 2nd biggest slum in Kenya, the problem was recently highlighted in the media.  As part of our health activities in our project areas in Eldoret and Bungoma county, Making More Health has donated…

Women taboos and a solution with a win win effect

The hygiene situation to manage well menstruating has never been good for girls and women living close to the poverty line. But now – with the Covid crises- the challenges get even worse. Often, the financial means are simply not there to buy menstruation pads or similar women hygiene articles. Still today in many areas…

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…

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…

Solasa and Making More Health reach out to elderly in the slums

Our local partner Solasa NGO is located in the 2nd biggest slum in Kenya, called Langas in Eldoret. Together, we have engaged a lot to help the most needy people during the last weeks when Covid 19 has led to a complete lockdown even in the slums. In the past we have been working together…