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I met Molly in Homabay. A young woman with three children and a 27 years old husband who had an accident recently. With huge consequences. Paralyzed. Molly who needs to care for him. Molly who tries to earn some money with growing some small fish eggs. Still waiting that this business will start soon (…

News from our Engagement for people with albinism

Sometimes change happens slowly, sometimes it can just take a few days. But always it depends on people who decide to make a difference. Thanks to my colleagues at Boehringer Ingelheim and the money they donated. And thanks to Chris, our social worker and Making More Health partner on the ground. For sure, we cannot…

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…

There is magic when we put dots together and connect people

After a very successful leadership week with more than 20 managers in Bungoma county in Kenya, after launching very concrete projects on the ground with farmers, teachers and with the buy in also from the governmental site, after a first income generation training and a huge youth venture program launch at Nairobi and a concrete…

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…

Meeting the governor and looking at things from different perspectives

Today we had a big honor. Our Making More Health leadership team, more than 20 managers from different functions and countries who are participating actually in our MMH Insights week were invited by H. E., the governor of Bungoma county in Kenya, to a meeting. In Bungoma county, besides having started a screening program on…

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…

Meeting the president

I’m very happy to see our “Afrika kommt!” participant Elizabeth and my colleague visiting and discussing with our German president. “Afrika kommt!” Is an initiative for African students offered by the German Government every year. Students can apply and if accepted they will stay one year in Germany, working 8 months in Corporates. The other…

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…