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…

We care … impressions from the youth project in Mukuru slums

„We walked around the streets distributing liquid soap to the shops, hotels and small business traders that have installed hand washing points as we encouraged them to keep doing this. We were greeted with joy, smiles and appreciation as no other group had done such since the first case was announced by the Kenyan Government…

Nice memories from Homa Bay

Homa Bay is a small town at Lake Victoria. There is no big tourism although the surroundings and landscapes are very colorful and attractive: The fishing boats, the fishing markets, the Homa hills … the town itself is built along a bay and has ca. 65000 habitants. Also one of our Making More Health Social…

Ever seen a small paradise in the slums in Eldoret?

It’s very busy today in Langas, the second largest slum in Kenya. Here in Eldoret is market day today. At the right and left along the main roads in Langas an uncountable number of vendors offer a bit of everything. It seems that people join the main roads coming “out of nothing”: Small doors in…

Kicking out diabetes in the Langas slum of Eldoret

Kicking out diabetes – under the umbrella of Making More Health we engage in the Langas slum in Eldoret, Kenya. MMH peers are educated to raise awareness about diabetes when soccer teams play. The number of non communicable diseases is raising everywhere in a very obvious and dramatic way. But knowledge and treatment, esp in…

When students collaborate with my friends in the slums of Nairobi…

Francis Gikufu and his team are doing a lot in the slums of Nairobi to empower young people – through teaching them about filming, theater play and staying together in a community. We are running a hackathon with Nairobi’s students to develop social entrepreneurial ideas and hygiene programs for Slum habitants. Instead of doing it…