Better Maternal Health for 500,000 Women in Africa


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Charity For Humanity

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kikuyu-kenya, Kenya
Map of CHARITY FOR HUMANITY Charity For Humanity. It was abramped that the mother of my friend kicked the bucket on 27th Oct 2007. My friend and i were seating the K.C.P.E national examination. my friend had a sister who was only six months of age. Her father was a person of no directions and virtues.He was drunkered and more of it i could describe him as a repist. This was because of that juncture he was being sought for a rape case.He had raped a two year old girl in the plot and disappeared. Here now the two were now desperate.I actually felt for them because i understood the pain of being an orphan. especially at a tender age. The school and the church that we used to attend made arrangment for the burrial.the family had remained with nobody to cater for the other. After the burial, i personally promised to take the burden of caring for the child who was really very young despite i being a student. It was not an easy task but i took it with all passion i faced challenges but thank God because i succeeded.After the K..P.E i took my friend and stayed with in the same house with my mum the i understood that charity to humanity is servize to God.If i didn't take them now would the young child be?. Read more.
Related to project keywords: six months, attend, child, family, age

Issue Of Free Sanitary Towels

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Issue of free sanitary towels A n initiative conducted by Amkeni Wakenga has been of great help to girls and Women in my region.All high schools at the beginning of the year were supplied with free sanitary towels.Ranging from plain girls and mixed schools,all girls benefited from that particular project.this initiative extended to primary school where girls who were now turning to puberty were also benefiting from the same.women too at homes were not left behind since they were also part of the target.This is really encouraging when it comes to helping and empowering the women. Read more.
Related to project keywords: target, particular, women, left, initiative

Project To Treat Malaria At Home

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of PROJECT TO TREAT MALARIA AT HOME Poor infastructure in malaria prone areas has been cited as the main challenge in the fight againist the contagious disease. Referred to as areas with the presence of geographical bariers in the health sectors. stakeholders says sucj areas lack quality health facilities to save live from preventable diseases. Malaria location in Magarini district has been identified as one of the hard to reach areas that lack proper road networks reliable transport health facilities and trained personnel. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health facilities, disease, save, malaria, trained

Employment Scheme For Rural Women Through Bicycle

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of Employment scheme for rural women through bicycle The bicycle has become a symbol of hope for hundreds of women who have been training in repairing one of life's favorite transport models. More than two hundred women from a round the Bwindi National park in Uganda have been taking part in two week course on bicycle repair,organised by the group ride for a woman. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hundreds, bicycle, women, training, part

An Initiative To Save Communities From Spread Of Diarrhoer And Typhoid

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of AN INITIATIVE TO SAVE COMMUNITIES FROM SPREAD OF DIARRHOER AND  TYPHOID The provincial commissioner Western prvince launched the MAJI MASAFI for the western region for April/May 2011.This project by Vestergaad under the Director himself,Vestergaad Frandseen target 900,000 householders who will benefit greatly from the training on how to filter water receive life straws and continuesly treat the common killer disease including diarrhoea and typhoid. The project has been rolled out for western as the first beneficiary region and there after extend to the rest of the provinces of the country. Read more.
Related to project keywords: target, save, training, initiative, including

The Optionless Remedy

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE OPTIONLESS REMEDY Unwanted pregnancy was the main challenge the villagers of my home had ever have.Although they had a remedy to the situation,this did not help much and furthermore,caused deaths of young girls in the course of delivering. The traditional way of aborting was the major option for many. No thought went beyond this one and actualy every phylosopher in the village seemed not to have other solutions for this. The occassion that they left many relieved of their ever increasing pain came when a teacher from a nearby Secondary School came to the village to educate the village about a lasting solution for their quagmire.i can remember her last words she said "Abortion does not make your motherless but makes you a mother of a dead child.". Read more.
Related to project keywords: solutions, deaths, home, mother, left

Traditional Medicine

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Traditional medicine Most parents in Hospitals and sanitariums in my home constituency Malaria in Kakamega south still rely on traditional herbal medicine, even when convetional doctors give them prescriptions. According to the world Health Organization, 80 percent of Africans depend on traditional herbal medicine. The community was urged to visit hospitals and try the modern medicine, while the trend of traditional medicine should not be condemned altogether. Because certain plants have been tested and found to have the right ingredients to cure. Read more.
Related to project keywords: africans, home, give, malaria, hospitals

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