Because I am a Girl


GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Empowerment For Change

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Empowerment for change Rose is a married woman attending a township s literacy Group in kakamega among the 20 groups under mungano wa kakamega.she dropped out meetings she managed to understanding her rights as a woman.This was because used to beat her and deny her money fro domestic us.She joined the group and started receiving literacy training under weep she also participated in resolving fund scheme through saving and credit.She was identified by the group for sponsors in vocational training in hard dressing and beauty therapy where EWAEP as an organisation paid for her tuition she was able to complete her course and opened a juakali saloon in Amalembaestate once she started contributing to family income,Domestic violence in the home has stoped and she is able to even pay some bills,fees and family upkeen in the house . Her life has changed drastically through muungano wa kakamega womn group courtesy of WEAEP(Western Education Advocay & empowerment programe) she has upgraded her bussiness through literacy and she is now economically empowerment this has even made her take up leadership role as a treasure of township literacy. Read more.
Related to project keywords: vocational training, literacy, understanding, economically, take

Shool Fees Initiative

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Shool fees Initiative It was in the year 2008 when WEAP intervined the problem of law quality Education due to lack of parental care.Parents had died due to HIV/AIDS. The whole shieywe community was nearly sliding behind.After this body had sacrifised itself to pray school fees i was glad since i could proceed on with my education. It paid school fees for me and gave me all required materials. This was a great improvement made by the organization and this enabled many to catch -up.This contributed to high starndards of living as many could now get understanding of importance of education. Many people become learned and helped others in the same way.Shienywe community has now changed and become famous for high quality education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: nearly, quality education, understanding, initiative, due lack

Housing Problem

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of housing problem Housing is one of the basic needs of human being whenever there are no proper houses people start building some structures that are not fit to be used as houses.In Kisumu for example Obunga is an informal settlement area that cropped up due to lack of enough housing facilities within the town of Kisumu.However the government in collaboration with the housing ministry and the county council of Kisumu are working together to ensure that proper modern and spacious houses are built for the residents at an affordable price.This is a positive more and the residents are bound to benefit since the houses are not to be all that expensive. Read more.
Related to project keywords: collaboration, basic needs, due lack, working, benefit


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of DISABILITY Being disabled is one of the conditions which contribute to discrimination of people in the society.Parents with disabled children isolate their children.They don't value the life of those creatures of God. The government has set up schools where the disabled can be taken care of.It also employs trained staff for taking care of these people.The parents with such children are adviced to take their kids there.This has proved that disability is not in ability because those disabled end up building their carrier which helps them in future. Read more.
Related to project keywords: value, staff, ability, schools, take

Varsity Opens Satelite Study Centre In Remote Areas

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Turkana, Kenya
Map of Varsity opens satelite study centre in remote areas Mt Kenya University has established a satelite study centre in lodwar,Turkana to assist Kenyans in arid areas access affordable and quality education.Deputy vice Chancellor(DVC) academic affairs proof peter chege mungai disclosed the centre will benefit the residents who for a long time have been marginalised. The centre has also serve staff working at various Non-Governmental organisations (NGO's) operating in the region.They have also opened a farming centre in which more than 360 teachers had attained primary education certificates. Read more.
Related to project keywords: quality education, staff, serve, teachers, working


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of CIVILIZATION sometimes i burst into laughter when i remember how far individuals in my community have 1980s there was so much literacy,people were uncivilized,they never knew their rights as Kenyan citizens,they never knew vehicles and were never vehicles passed,the entire village would stand along the road and watch the vehicles until it disappeared.surprisingly still some individuals were putting on animal skin while others a piece of cloth around the waste.the form of trade at that time was barter trade and some time no one would accept money because they thought it was just a piece of paper while the coins were seen as metals with no value. things started to change when one girl [Lillian] who had been taken abroad by missionaries came back home with a new set of ideas that changed the entire community.she brought home clothes and started teaching people how to put them on,she collaborated with the district administration and people were taught their rights as citizens.she also pleaded with the government to build a school nt eh area and that became the the beginning of civilization in my community beginning with one girl Lillian.Today the community is developed and completely changed with many civilized people. Read more.
Related to project keywords: literacy, value, just, rights, set

Advocating On Gender Issues

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Advocating on gender issues In our community women are never to be hard. So as a community we are advocating on gender issues. We want to create postive atmosphere for women. This is because a woman is just like any other person. Men should not look down on women. They can be leaders and lead them. Women should know their rights. They need to be respected in the community. They have a say in the community. So an organization we have come in to support women and encourage them come out clearly to be hard. We are building the capacities of women and helping them how to sastain wealth. Read more.
Related to project keywords: community development, advocating, just, building, issues
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Christine Magsalay

Assistant, ICP
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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