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Join our Capital Campaign: “Mfangano Tomorrow!”

Organic Health Response is proud to launch its first capital campaign,“Mfangano Tomorrow”, which will secure sustainable infrastructure in Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya for generations to come. Our impact so far: Since opening the doors of the Ekialo Kiona ‘EK’ Center in 2010, Organic Health Response (OHR) has grown to support over 5,000 EK Club members;… Read more »

OHR kicks off new reproductive health program to enhance sexual-decision making power among adolescent girls

Through your generous #GivingTuesday support, next month, OHR will kick off our new reproductive health pilot program for adolescent girls on Mfangano Island! Starting in July, our team will train 10 peer mentors to support 150 adolescent girls, ages 10-24, through a 10-month curriculum focused on topics such as adolescence and the life cycle, HIV… Read more »

EK Kenya Director makes first trip to the U.S!

OHR Co-founder and Kenya Director, Richard Magerenge, makes first trip to the U.S.! After eight years of dedicated cross-continental collaboration, Richard Magerenge, co-founder and executive director of Organic Health’s Response’s Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, made a highly-anticipated inaugural visit to the United States – and his first trip outside of Africa! From March… Read more »

When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too.

            April 3, 2017 – Berkeley News When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too. We are excited to share this research led by OHR member, Katie Fiorella, examining links between human and ecosystem health, to be published this week in PNAS. Thanks to Erin Milner, Chas Salmen, Matt Hickey, Brian Mattah, Dan Omollo, Abdi… Read more »

Bay Area Happy Hour!

Please welcome Richard Magarenge, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Organic Health’s Response’s Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, in his first ever visit to the United States! After 8 years of dedicated cross-continental collaboration, Richard is embarking on an ambitious and exciting American tour that is taking him to three different timezones in Minnesota, Colorado… Read more »

MINN Talk & Tour

Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00pm Impact Hub MSP, 250 3rd Ave N #550, Mpls, MN Join Minnesota International Nonprofit Network (MINN) for a Talk and Tour of Organic Health Response (OHR) to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda includes an overview of the organization by Richard Magerenge, Co-Founder and… Read more »

You did it! The generosity of #GivingTuesday

        100 at-risk girls now have access to reproductive health education! Your generosity sent us above and beyond our #GivingTuesday goal! The $5,620 raised will allow us to impact over 100 young girls with the reproductive health education and services they deserve. We are so grateful for your support, thank you! Why adolescent girls?… Read more »

Retro Bike Shop Makes Impact

This month, the Ekialo Kiona Center received its fourth shipment of 375 mountain bicycles from our partner Bicycles for Humanity-Colorado. After 3 months of transit and 6 months clearing the onerous port of Mombasa, the bikes finally arrived on Mfangano shores! For the past 4 years bicycles have been used to incentive residents to learn… Read more »

Together, We Are Making Mfangano Green Again!

In May, 2,500 native tree seedlings were distributed during the rains to kanyakla groups across the island, in efforts to reforest Mfangano. Every tree was followed up during group kanyakla sessions, after 2 weeks and 4 months. Our philosophy doesn’t stop just at planting. Community members are educated on planting and care instructions as well… Read more »