A chair for life – thanks, colleagues!!! By

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 (…

Health trainings for farmers – diary farming, tippy taps and safety

Under the umbrella of our Making More Health Initiative in rural Western Kenya the trainings with farmers and farmer cooperatives have started. There are regular meetings where our colleagues from the Last Mile program teach farmers about Animal Health and farming. And sessions where daily health topics such as hygiene and safety issues are on…

You think it is impossible? Let’s try together …

It happened on the way. In one of the rare streets in Western Kenya which connect some rural areas to the next town. Bumpy streets (streets???) with a lot of holes and gaps of all sizes. A real challenging travel that requires a lot of time. The huge gap This time it seemed to be…

First steps to support people with Albinism in Webuye

It started some years back when Jane became my friend. Jane is a person with albinism, Kenyan and leads Positive Exposure, a NGO that started recently to support People with albinism (PwAs). I learned about the challenges these people encounter in their life. Incredible and horrible. Often extremely poor, excluded from society, often raped or…

Childhood in the slums

October,10th is a national holiday in Kenya. Today, there is no school. It has rained last night. The small pathways are muddy, when I walk through the Mukuru slums today to visit my friends. There are many children around the shops and in the front of small huts. What they do? They look out for…

How a leadership week can impact smallholder farmers‘ life

As one disruptive leadership development element of our Making More Health’s Insights weeks we ask our leaders to prepare, pitch and to implement a training that has an impact for the people living close to the poverty line. This time we asked them to train farmers in Bungoma county on basic business skills. During the…

Schools for poor are poorly managed – time to change

As one project of our work under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim and in close partnership with Ampath we invest in education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in rural communities in Western Kenya. Schools for poor are managed poorly, schools for rich are managed in a rich way Investing in…