Inauguration of the 2nd MMH Center in Western Kenya

Two days back we inaugurated our 2nd Making More Health House in Western Kenya, this time in Eldoret in the Langas slum. The inauguration started with a procession throughout the slum, with a lot of singing and dancing. At the MMH Solasa center some women gave us a nice first welcome, followed by many representations…

Visiting self help groups in Langas slums in Eldoret, Kenya

Langas is the second biggest slum in Kenya, but it looks quite different from the slum areas in Nairobi as there is more space. Large, bumpy pathways, and more space around the tiny homes are characterizing Langas. However, the issues of poverty are similar. Today, I visited a few self help groups which were founded…

How Covid impacts the youth in the slums

The situation in the slums is very difficult – even more in Covid times. As one of our local NGO partners reports from Langas, Eldoret in Kenya: ” … Cases of indiscipline, drugs and substances abuse have been on the rise in the slums in the past months. Even amongst school children the negative influce…

Women health kits are on the road

Some weeks ago we ran a webinar where we shared information about our local projects on women health. Our local NGO partners and social entrepreneurs explained how the situation is getting even more difficult for women as the accessibility to hygiene pads for many of them is not given (any more). The situation has always…

Listen to Voices from the slums in Eldoret

In the past months, together with our local NGO partner SOLASA we from Making More Health have supported people living in the slums of Langas in Eldoret, Kenya. The COVID crises and lockdown has taken away a lot of informal jobs and has led to a high uncertainty among the population. People stay without any…

A health and meeting center for women in the slums in Eldoret

Langas is the second biggest slum area in Kenya. Here in Eldoret, together with our NGO partner Solwodi/Solasa we build a Health and Meeting center for women and children. In a few months the old small houses where they meet and are trained at the moment cannot be used any more. We, under the umbrella…

Partnering and a beauty salon in the slums contributing to sustainability

Sometimes just sitting together and exchanging experiences from NGO and Business backgrounds is really helpful. If we start working together not only in and for concrete projects with the target groups, but exchange knowledge also on our daily challenges, it creates a lot of impact – and a win to everyone. That’s what happened two…