Sex for fish – HIV and abuse at the Victoria lake

WA-WA Kenya  aims to stop  ‘sex for fish’  practices by  empowering  women and teenage girls around lake Victoria. “Our main goal is to address social inequalities between men and women which is resulting in a lack of recognition of their  rights, very restricted access to opportunities and to power: this results in difficulties to major economic…

Albinism in Kenya – people like you and me

What would you do if your child is born with Albinism? Would you abandon him or her? Read more about the difficult experiences of Yvonne Marando in our latest blog articles here. I have good friends who are albinos. And do you know what? They are just like you and me. A special hug to…

Social entrepreneurship and youth

There are many ways of tackling developmental and social challenges. However, only the most #innovative, cost-effective and scalable ways often stand the test of time. Learn more about #Kenya: Social Entrepreneurship and the Youth

An interview in Kenya about schools, students and challenges

When we arrive at one of the governmental primary schools which are not in good conditions here in Boguma county, Kenya, there are hundreds of children. Officially, a school for 400 students. But the number is students is growing every day: around 700 children are sitting in the classrooms. The number of teachers is far…

Visit at a dispensary

It’s in Boguma county, close to Webuye where we stop to visit a dispensary and to discuss shortly with the doctor. Only a few minutes as she manages everything at her own and the number of patients waiting in front of the building is quite high. “Everyday”, she says, “I do at least 25 to…

Why it is important that women in Kenya learn fishing

Dried fish from the Victoria lakeI have met Cavin and Francis in Nairobi. Both of them had a rather challenging life when they grew up. Difficult family situations, death, poverty, frustrations… and both are appassionate for a big dream. And things changed: They have been together in an eight months social entrepreneurial program “kanthari” in…

Visiting a market in Boguma county

I’m very impressed by the colorful market scenery here in Boguma county in West Kenya:  Farmers who buy and sell cattle, sometimes coming from remote places to a rural town with the hope to earn some money, sounds of all genres, thin handmade strings to take the animals along, women in colorful clothes sitting on…