ErdbeerenThe neighbourhood children come to visit me on Sunday. They ask if the strawberries are ripe. I don't know, so we go and check together.

Newsletter 4, November 2020

Working under COVID-19

Dear friends

The COVID19 pandemic has mixed up many lives around the world. Many people suddenly found themselves in difficult situations. It was no different in Kenya – only that for some existential issues came up very fast. I would like to report a little about it in this newsletter.

Main prize: Motorcycle

motorbikeLike last year, St. Martin CSA is running a fundraising campaign to support the project for people with mental illness and at the same time to make it known to the population. One of the campaigns includes a raffle sell with prizes like pans, gas stove, shopping vouchers, TV and a motorcycle.

Shopping with corona

jamaa 1As everywhere, shopping has changed thanks to the coronavirus. Protective mask, temperature measurement, handwashing; the mix of measures becomes a new distinguishing feature for the shops.

Home office in the African winter

faserpelzJuly is the coldest month here in Kenya. The temperatures fluctuate around ten degrees Celsius and it rains several times a day, especially at night. Hence, he COVID-19 conditioned home office becomes somewhat fresh.

Blocked roads and yoghurt


Last Saturday we were handing out food - which was not always easy. However, we found some yoghurt on the way.



erdbeereMeasures against the spread of the coronavirus have been in effect in Kenya since mid-March. My partner organizations first sent everyone to the Easter holidays (they close anyway over Easter) and then to the home office. The authorities have called for staying at home and avoiding unnecessary travel. So, like so many others around the world, I dealt with my garden.

Newsletter 3, May 2020

A Week In Nyahurur

Dear friends
The following newsletter describes some typical activities that I do in Nyahururu - packed into a fictional week. Of course, not every week is so crowded, but the individual events have all taken place as described.

Cooking lesson

kochlektion sWord has gotten around that I like to cook. And of course, my colleagues want to know what I'm cooking.As demonstrating is better than explaining I invited to a cooking lesson.

Learning Adventures

learning adventureWith some colleagues, we are planning - outside the organization - a series of extracurricular learning adventures for kindergarten and primary school children. At the first event, we explained the idea to the parents and did one or two activities together.