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 (…

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…

When girls suffer and drop out of school because of menstruation

By end of September 2019 the newspapers in Kenya reported about a suicide of a teenager girl. She had committed suicide after having been blamed at school because of bleeding… Many girls and women in Kenya and many other parts of the world. have huge challenges – every month, again and again. They don’t have…

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…

WA-WA and the women at Victoria Lake

Today, I have spent time in Homa Bay, Southwestern Kenya. It was a long, very emotional and amazing day with Cavin and his team. And a nice evening in a huge family of amazing people: WA-WA means “fishing women” Cavin Odero has established WA-WA, a social entrepreneurship organization. Cavin and his team take care of…

Make the world a better one for people with albinism.

Looking forward to an exciting event today: Making More Health and Jane Waithera and her team are launching albinism & I in Nairobi – an awareness raising website with a lot of information. We will have a lot of discussions with people ( people with albinism, parents, HCPs) on what they need and how to…