Corona emergency aid Kisumu
The corona virus is on its rise on the African continent. In our daily work we particularly care for vulnerable Communities (chronically ill, affected by poverty, HIV and other immune system weakening diseases). The weakened immune system makes them particularly susceptible to a severe course of the virus. Since many have no health insurance and there are far too few intensive care beds, it is particularly important to prevent infections.
In a first step we provide those who cannot afford soap themselves with hygiene packages and information material. Please join us!
100% of your donation supports people in Kenya
Our commitment follows a holistic approach
We asked the people in Kenya what needs to change. Together, we identified four focus areas and developed solutions that we are working on in collaboration with the local communities. Our goal is a happier society in which all basic needs are met, everyone has equal rights and people have opportunities to independently improve their situation in the long term.
We help you to help yourselves - for the benefit of the children. Because we believe in your potential.
Our Safe Park is a safe place for vulnerable children, where they can finally feel like a child. The park offers children a protected environment with qualified and friendly staff, where time and space for playing and learning is provided.
Participatory Educative Theatre
A theatre group tours through schools and villages to introduce the themes of HIV, early pregnancy and women’s rights
Mollyn Wanjiku and Clinton Ochieng
Mollyn is a 20 year old girl and has a two years old son. Mollyn is paralyzed from the waist down and also her son was born with very weak legs.
Village Savings and Loaning Clubs
"Village Savings and Loaning" is a savings club with microcredit distribution to strength the community an to help them to stand on their own feet.
News from Kenya
3 reasons why family planning and contraception is the only way
Only through active family planning can we sustainably improve the standard of living of young families. You can find out more about these three reasons here.
Our volunteers sew masks for Kenya
From the urge to provide the own family during the Corona crisis with high-quality, self-sewn masks, a mask manufacturing workshop for Kenya was established within a few days.
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Maximilian Ullrich – Founder & Managing Director, Make Me Smile International
Your donation will be handled with the same care as if it were our own. During my ten years in development cooperation, I have learned how big of an impact can be made, even with the smallest means. Therefore, we take special care to ensure that every cent of your donation reaches the project you decide to support. We employ only local staff and continuously develop the local expertise of our organization by supporting our employees through university scholarships and further education. From the very beginning of each project, we consult the community and ensure their holistic participation, which results in the acceptance and success of our projects.
In addition to a high level of trust in our project team, an external auditor, regular project visits and continuous project reporting ensure transparency in Kenya. In Austria, Germany and Switzerland, our work is audited annually by the ministry of finance through external auditors.