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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

An interview in Kenya about schools, students and challenges

We arrive at one of the primary schools here in Bungoma county, Kenya. Many schools have very poor infrastructures and are in a poor status. In all the schools there are hundreds of children. The school we visit might be good at hosting 400 students. But the number of the students is growing every day:…

Visit at a dispensary

It’s in Bungoma 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…