Western Heads East

Yoghurt Mamas

'Yoghurt Mamas' is a local term of respect and affection for the women who operate probiotic yoghurt kitchens in their communities. These women are the cornerstones of the Western Heads East (WHE) program through grassroots community kitchens that make the project viable in east Africa. Yoghurt kitchens have empowered Yoghurt Mamas to foster change in their communities by helping them to contribute to the health of their communities and draw an income for their families whilst stimulating significant economic development. Through their dedication and hard work, yoghurt kitchens have become an integral part of the community life wherein they also act as hubs of health information in the community. Yoghurt Mama's and womens' groups also receive training on nutrition, health information, HIV prevention, violence and relationships which then is disseminated to the community. Please meet some of our Yoghurt Mamas:

Mwanza, Tanzania - Tukwamuane Yoghurt Mamas

Kenya Oyugis Yoghurt Mamas