Frugal farming and engagement for children in Nairobi‘s slums

I’m back in Kenya for the next three weeks meeting with social organizations, social enterprises and also a huge conference and our Leadership weeks – in several locations across the country. Today, let me share some impressions and two videos from my visit to the Nairobi’s slum Mukuru. The social organization VICCO works there with…

The MMH teens club, cakes and joy

The MMH Teens club The MMH teens club in Mukuru slums, Nairobi, is a regular meeting point for teens who live in the area where our partner organization VICCO is active and runs a lot of different activities in projects, especially with women, but also youth. Young people from the age of 13 – 16…

Because even in bad environments beauty makes a difference…

“Last Saturday we joined a community self help group that we have mentored as Vicco organization in environmental and slum beautification activities. People in the slums like to have a more beautiful environment, too. It’s not just because of living in the slums that it does not matter. With the support from Making More Health…

Urban farming tours to spread the knowledge in the slums

In the slums in Nairobi nutrient food has always been an issue. But in the past weeks the situation has worsened a lot. The more the activities on urban farming – which has been initiated two years ago by Shakur, leader of VICCO, – become more important and attract the attention of many people living…

How jeans can help to grow plants in slum areas

Jeans are more than just a piece of trousers. Filled with soil and seeds it becomes an organic container to produce healthy vegetables. But it’s also many other containers that find a second way of usage while serving to grow plants. Find out more on this topic and how – in very frugal ways –…

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 small engagement with huge impact

VICCO is not one of our main communities I work with under the Making More Health Initiative. However, where it is possible we share materials on safety, health and hygiene. With some private donations we helped to provide some food and to build a children care center ( very basic) in Mukuru slums. Some hygiene…

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…