African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) USA

AMREF's mission is to empower the people of Africa, through better health, to escape poverty and improve the quality of their lives. We demonstrate that with knowledge and a small investment, African communities are able to improve their lives and create solutions to the health problems they face - achieving health for Africa, by Africans. In all of our projects, communities are partners. This approach ensures that we develop lasting health solutions that meet local needs and are sensitive customs.

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Transformer

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Funyula, Kenya
Map of TRANSFORMER World vision is an organization that has helped changed and transform lives in my community. Orphans who had no hope some who were left HIV/AIDS positive without food and families that were in a state of absolute poverty have all found hope through world vision. My community in Funyula today has many children going to school all because world vision has has sponsored them at all times you stand on the roads and see the once sad faces filled with tears smile laugh as they celebrate as they came out of the offices of world vision with something to keep going and all i can say is bravo to World vision. Read more.
Related to project keywords: smile, filled, lives, world, orphans

Directed Efforts To Promote Sanitation And Hygiene

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of DIRECTED EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SANITATION AND HYGIENE In abid of ensuring that all house holds in Kalyankoko a lans=d site on L.Wamala posses pit latrines to promote hygiene and sanitation show World vison constructing pit latrine to more than 70 households who totally lacked them on top of constructing apublic pit latrine on landing site.This has indeed tried to promote hygine and sanitation saving natives from being infected with diseases like Ebola,Cholera among others. Read more.
Related to project keywords: latrines, latrine, hygiene, constructing, sanitation

Better Health For Africa

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kenya
Map of Better Health for Africa In kenya,AMREF organisation has been able to contribute to decreased morbidity and mortality resulting from HIV and AIDS by provision of health services,promotion of behaviour change communication and capacity building of health providers to provide quality services at the facility and community levels. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mortality, providers, health, capacity, provide

The Saviour

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE SAVIOUR It was in the year 2006.Somebody come to our school unknown as MZESA DAY CARE ACADEMY and inquired the children who were needy.It was difficult to identify because almost the whole school every child is needy but he just picked few who they started helping them with school uniforms,food and also medical cover up to this moment the children are well up and taken good care of. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mzesa, year, care, needy, difficult

Construction Of Pit Latrine

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kasaka, Uganda
Map of CONSTRUCTION OF PIT LATRINE World Vision i its program of improving and promoting sanitation and hygiene in communities,also constructed a four stance pit latrine at Kitui landing site-Kasaka and did sensitization on how to use the latrine and also encouraged members to constantly make proper maintenance and cleaning of the latrine as this can save them from acquiring diseases. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sanitation hygiene, latrine, communities, use, improving

Improving People's Standards Of Living

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Luwero, Uganda
Map of IMPROVING PEOPLE'S STANDARDS OF LIVING The organisation called World Vision it helped to provide school fees to my children and constructed a bore hole which supplies water to our villages. Read more.
Related to project keywords: supplies, provide, improving, living, children

Improving Agriculture

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Kampala, Uganda
Map of IMPROVING AGRICULTURE World Vision in our village has tried to give agriculture tools and seed to the people in the area. They have also taught the people good methods of farming hence improving Agriculture. Read more.
Related to project keywords: seed, tools, farming, agriculture, methods

Mosquito Nets

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Kampala, Uganda
Map of MOSQUITO NETS My children are in World Vision and have benefited from World Vision. One day they were called and gathered in a certain place where the officials from World Vision gave them mosquito net thus preventing them from malaria. Read more.
Related to project keywords: net, mosquito, malaria, nets, vision

Hope At Last

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Funyula, Kenya
Map of HOPE AT LAST For three days we had not been eating anything since morning to evening and this would be the forth day if God did not do any miracle. It was not the first time for us to sleep hungry three days in a row but it was something that frequently happened. As i sat at the door of my house trying to think what i should do to atleast provide food for my children i saw my children coming back home each carrying paper bags. I was so curiouse to know what was in those paper bags, i saw flour, soya beans and some food stuffs something that i had not expected. They told me about how they had met the regional head of World Vision and explained them our situation and he went with them to their offices and registered to a for monthly food distribution programme and since then we have always had something to eat. Read more.
Related to project keywords: monthly, distribution, hungry, house, provide

Improving People's Standards Of Living

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Luwero, Uganda
Map of IMPROVING PEOPLE'S STANDARDS OF LIVING World Vision helped to construct a bore hole and donate 52 roofing iron sheets to finish our dispensary,the bore hole which it constructed to our village helped us to get clean water something which prevented the spread of water borne diseases. Read more.
Related to project keywords: roofing, iron, sheets, living, get
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