A new optician shop in Narok County
"Namunyak Opticiens"


Corona/COVID19 Education


Corona education

Deliver room

Medical equipment get installed

Great news for Narok County eyecare

A sustainable project was born in Kenya that helps prevent blindness and improves Kenya's economy.

Due to the shortage of local opticians in the region, many people suffered from a visual impairment unnecessarily. 2 years ago, together with our local partners, we started setting up training programs for lens grinding and spectacle frames.
From this initiative we received great news from Kenya that we would like to share with you!
A new optician shop was born "Namunyak Opticiens"! That provides affordable Spectacles for the 1.2 million residents of Narok County and provides employment and income to local opticians, optometrists and technicians!

We would like to thank all our volunteers and donors for their contribution to the development of this successful sustainable eye care project in Kenya.
Corona what we do about it

The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unprecedented challenges for our activities in Kenya. Thanks to the support of our donors and the help we received through our online campaign, we were able to support our first responders, front-line health care workers, and patients with personal protective equipment, improve hygiene and train COVID-19 ambassadors to educate and raise awareness of the pandemic within the Trans Mara community.

These are extraordinary times. Thank you for standing with us.

Corona educational materials available

In collaboration with our local partners in Kenya of Marastich Hospital and Mara Water Supplies, we have designed educational materials to control the Coronavirus in Oloonkolin and the surrounding area. We want to make these leaflets and posters with information about preventing, recognizing and suppressing this virus available to everyone as a supportive means to get the COVID-19 virus under control in your communities, schools and public places as much as possible.

You can download this educational material here. If you have any questions, please contact:
Vivian Mutindi
+31 646096641

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Aisha and Moses strong against Coronavirus

We also support the book Aisha and Moses strong against Coronavirus. It's produced by: NGO/stichting, de Dutch Tanzania Foundation, and foundation Aisha & Friends (their co-producent).It is in English and Swahili for reading and audio.

How do you educate young children about the corona-crisis? The virus has changed our lives in a drastic and radical way, additionally there is a lot of uncertainty. It is a very tensive and indistinct moment in our lives, especially for children.
The booklet informs children about what a virus is, what to do against it and it gives words to feelings of insecurity that children may have. It is exciting, sometimes a bit sad, but above all solution-oriented. The guidelines are discussed in an understandable way and offer a view of better times.




We trust that we have been of service to you

Good health care was an absolute necessity in Oloonkolin!
On January 2, 2018 our team in Oloonkolin started the construction of the health center. The project was very well received on the spot; both the team of local experts and the community were involved and expressed their support. Most building materials such as sand, helmet, concrete and water were available locally.

The center is built from sea containers. This material was not only advantageous because of the durability and firmness, but was also affordable and easy to work with. The building works on solar energy. There is a general post with room for the Clinical Officer and for a midwife. There is also a separate room for a lab technician and a trauma room. Seriously ill patients can be temporarily admitted to the nursing room in anticipation of their transfer to the Kilgoris District Hospital. The reception is located between the containers. All medical records are stored here. There is also a pharmacy room, this room is made of bricks and cement. A waiting area has been created centrally between the containers.

Mara Stitch Hospitaal strives to provide sustainable, accessible and affordable care for every inhabitant from Oloonkolin and surroundings. The focus is on continuously improving the quality of care to ensure clinical results, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Mara Medical Center has joined forces with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Narok County to ensure the sustainability and feasibility of these objectives.

Goals Mara Stitch Hospitaal

  • Providing first aid.
  • Providing (basic) medical care;
  • Providing pre- and postnatal care in the health center.
  • Providing information about the prevention of HIV; making condoms accessible; offering tests.
  • Provide information about and supervise family planning.
  • Provide information about and supervise people who are infected with HIV.
  • Improving medical capacity:
  • Vaccination.
  • Guiding and supporting girls with traumatic experiences through genital mutilation (circumcision).
  • Doing eye examinations, performing eye operations and providing eyeglasses, as well as providing information about hygiene and healthy nutrition to prevent these problems in the future.
  • The training in the field of hygiene and the identification and prevention of diseases. There will be hanged among other things posters.


  • Improvement of overall health.
  • Reduction of mortality rate caused by poor hygiene, and the reduction of child and maternal mortality.
  • Reduction of unwanted pregnancies.
  • Reduction of HIV infections by educating people and promotion of tests.
  • A village free of tuberculosis.
  • Reduction of sight problems such as cataract and serious eye infections (Chlamydia trachomatis).
  • Reduction of population growth.
  • Helping children and people with visual impairments out of their isolation.
  • Reduction of absenteeism from school and work because of illness.
  • Saving of time, energy, and means for the care of sick family members.
  • Provision of employment.
  • Improvement of the economic growth in Oloonkolin.
Collaboration of Mara hospital with
Zonnestraal eye hospital

Eye examination in action

Health worker education

Update Eye Care activities during COVID-19 pandemic -
Trans Mara Kenya

Due to the corona virus and the lockdown, planned outreach programs in several schools and villages have been canceled. Now that we have the virus under control, patients from the various villages are being transported to Marastich Hospital in Oloonkolin, where there is sufficient clean water and personal protective equipment to protect health workers during eye exams and where there is also sufficient space and control to enforce corona measures. to prevent further spread of the virus. A total of 81 patients with complaints have been examined so far, of which 43 children and 38 adults. Eye infections and refractive errors seem to be a major basic problem in children, in adults we see that the majority of them are blind from untreated cataracts, followed by eye infections and refractive errors.

Results achieved in recent months
  • Strengthen existing national strategies for the management and prevention of blindness in Trans Mara;
  • Strengthening the government's CDC COVID-19 guidelines;
  • Increased number of available and competent healthcare workers in existing health centers focus on eye care;
  • Purchase high-quality yet affordable equipment that enables essential  and kwality eye care (ophthalmoscope diagnostic kit, auto-refracto keratometers, automatic lens meter);
  • Eye screening of 81 patients with complaints, including 43 children and 38 adults;
  • Follow-ups of 102 patients, including 52 children and 50 adults. Setting up a treatment room for minor ophthalmological procedures; Provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers;
  • Educate health professionals on the safe use of personal protective equipment;
  • Training of 30 COVID-19 ambassadors to provide information /education about the coronavirus and raise general awareness of the pandemic within the community;
  • Reduce human-to-human transmission of COVID-19;
  • Dispensing  of face masks, soap and disinfection kits;
  • The Construction of 15 hand washing stations in health centers, schools and households;
  • Construction of 3 water tanks at 2 schools and 1 Trans Mara East hospital; Increase community responsibility for hand hygiene, adequate drinking water storage, wearing face masks in public and social distance measures;
  • Maintaining general good hygiene in households, healthcare facilities, schools and public locations;
  • Improving the quality of care in health centers;
  • Improving the general health of the community;
  • Providing jobs, income and practical training to health workers, masons and unemployed youth;