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…

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…

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…

Small surprises can have a huge effect

Francis Gikufu, a young social entrepreneur, is very active in training young people in the slums on many health topics, self- awareness and self-confidence. He has set up the Mukuru Angaza Film Academy where the youth wants to give positive examples of life and share it with others. Because positive attitude and examples are encouraging…

Social Entrepreneurship and the Youth in Kenya

They 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. Social entrepreneurship is the bridge between what non-profits and regular companies do. It is the ‘butter’ that closes the gap between the work done by public and private sectors including…