Coming back to a world where people have choices

I’m very grateful for the past two weeks. I had the opportunity to visit several local NGO partners in Kenya. I’m grateful for all the visits and warm welcomes, for a lot of new and deep insights. For seeing that under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative we proceed with our System Changer…

He4She and She4he – no longer prostitution and HIV spreading at Lake Victoria

1st February 2023 – Today, we visited selfhelp groups at Lake Victoria, Kenya. Besides running several centers together with local NGOs in Bungoma county and Eldoret, we are active also in several communities in Homabay county together with our local partner Wa-Wa, under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative. HIV infections are widely…

When sharing knowledge and skills happens beyond the own organisation…

The system changer network Kenya (SCN Kenya) leverages the exchange and knowledge from several partners and organizations. The trained communities share solutions and skills with communities in other locations. This contributes a lot to develop communities in a more holistic way and to engage people in doing it while growing themselves. Training sessions on health,…

It’s not about women or men, it’s about he for her and she for him

After first very successful training program some months back, our local partner organisation, WA-WA has conducted again a very special event for young people living in Homabay and surrounding in Western Kenya. In the area at Lake Victoria the rate of poverty and HIV infection is high. Young women sell themselves to get some fish,…

Kenyans teach Kenyans – the beauty of working in networks

“I am so happy to have this week’s mentorship training with Elizabeth and her team at the MMH center in Eldoret. Today it’s the second day, I am humbled of how deep the training is turning to be…I formed already four groups of six members each here, they’ve identified a problem that they will work…

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…

He4Her – She4Him (Part 2): the outcome

HOW DOES MEN’S HEALTH CONNECT TO WOMEN’S HEALTH. Outcome of our pilot training sessions. As report in part 1 we have launched a pilot training program in Homabay, Kenya on women’s and Men’s health. A good men’s health and women’s health are possible only if both genders health is equally considered and men care about…