Our Impact in Kenya
Ruth Adhiambo, Community Mentor Mother, Mathare North—Nairobi. I first met m2m in 2017 during my first pregnancy with my daughter.
I will never forget the two Mentor Mothers—Jane and Zipporah—who supported me during the most difficult time of my life. I am so proud to be working as their colleague now—supporting our community together.
As a Community Mentor Mother, I go door to door in my community to give vital health education to women and their families. I also work with children and their caregivers in our integrated ECD programme. Part of our work is to assess a child’s developmental milestones and educate caregivers about the importance of play. We teach parents how to make toys using household items and basic household hygiene and safety.
As one of the youngest Mentor Mothers in Kenya, I can easily connect with our younger clients and adolescents. They are comfortable with me and often open up about their challenges, without fear and judgement.
Even with those challenges, interacting with my clients in the comfort of their homes is still the best part. The smiles I see on their faces when I enter their homes are really humbling.