How do I sell a braded bread in Nyahururu?

marleen bakery1It had been planned for a long time, last Wednesday I finally stood for a day in the bakery of  L'Arche Kenya and demonstrated Ann and Maggy some of my favorite bakeries. We made pizza, apple pie, far breton, sablé and butter plait.

Coq-au-vin to end the year

cog au vinShortly before the year ends, the department for communication and relations gathers for a team-building event. We meet in the garden of my little house and prepare lunch together. My contribution to the buffet is coq-au-vin.

Tomatoes from the Chief

tomatenRecently, I could take part in a field trip to attend a discussion round among youth on the topic of gender-based violence. The local chief was very supportive of our activity and offered us to stop by his tomato field and pick some up for ourselves. 


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.