Break the Chains of Slavery


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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.

A Bitter Experience As An Orphan

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A bitter Experience as an orphan My name is Irene Khalitswa.To be an orphan is like being sentence to a life sentence/imprisonment.I felt a victim of such circumstance in 2006 when through the problem of Aids ,lost both parents.(we being 3 children) found ourselves hopeless and headed towards doom. i was very lucky in 2009 when Hope in Zion children's center gave me a chance to get provided with basic needs.Their commitment to take me to school was proof enough that God had really chosen to take care for my life.I have since get saved and i find God's promises always working .I trust that God will provide sponsors to help home to continue helping many more children. Read more.
Related to project keywords: promises, bitter, victim, basic needs, working

Mrs Jane

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of MRS JANE Mrs Jane was one woman who had so much pains,bitter and anger in her heart.this made her even hate everyone and frustrate her children so much. One time i visited her as a friend and tried to help i asked her the reason for her bitterness,anger and pains.she started to cry and sob bitterly as she remembered and called the name of her husband.i asked her how her husband was connected to her bitterness and the story she told me was so heart breaking. she recalled those days when she loved her husband out of a true and sincere heart.having gone through a lot of stigmatizing events with her husband she never ever thought that her husband would ever betray her.she remembered a time when her husband had got an accident and was paralyzed on one side.she helped him with everything,bathing him and feeding him.Jane spent most of her salary on treating her her and she even took her to conferences and crusades for prayer and it was through one of the crusades that her husband got healed.later the husband got a good job that was well paying and things stated to change.her husband started to spent nights outside and coming home with women.this went on for a long time until they finally was difficult to convince Jane to let go the anger,bitterness and pains but after a month she accepted to forgive her husband and today they enjoy their marriage and are in deep love. Read more.
Related to project keywords: breaking, bitter, treating, change, woman

Once A Hero,always A Hero

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of ONCE A HERO,ALWAYS A HERO I recall that fateful nigh vividly as if it all happened yesterday yet it was the year 2007.We were awakened by screams and curiosity drove my mother, brother and out of house .Little did i know that hell had broken loose and we had just put our head into the lions mouth.No sooner had we gone on our heels than my brother was attacked by a crowd of armed men. People were fighting just in the name of supporting their leaders after suspecting rigging had occurred . Darkness covered all over as we ran,as fast as our legs could carry me ,not knowing where we were going nor where my brother was.We found ourselves at Jamhuri ground and surprisingly we werent alone. Soon our title was internal displaced persons and given tents to camp there.However ,God is never too far since he sent the Red cross who donated food and clothes e.t.c. They advertise my brother through media and through Gods help, my brother was found as fine as a fiddle. Through the Red-cross organisation we were also advertised on television and within a blink of an eye we had resettled.I hope Kenya of tomorrow will have more people like Red cross, and even more reasonable citizens who wont fight because of political differences.Once a hero always always a hero, is what the Red Cross organisation will always be to me as their kindness will forever stay in my mind like a printed book. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hell, broken, hope, name, just

Assisting Improverished People In The World

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Assisting improverished people in the world Am an organization involved in relief & development working with local partners & serving more people. The mission is to assist improverished & disadvantaged people, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life 7 the dignity of the human person. Its operations serve the people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion & ethnicity. Read more.
Related to project keywords: dignity, development, world, working, human

Held By Two

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of HELD BY TWO Paul ,a boy who had grown in kibera got on his early twenties and decided to have a relationship for leisure.He met this young beatiful lady who he seduced in the name of love that never exists just to get sexual favours.He succeeded and gave the girl he had a break to find favours from this other lady. Paul had this two girls who did not recognize each other.When Paul looked more determined he got what he wanted from the girl he turned against her but the lady lost her dignity to Paul.She said she was not a prostitute and she was not meant to be moving and sleeping from man to man and place to place.Paul had no option than to take the lady as a wife. After some few weeks,the other lady realized that she was pregnant with paul.She also came to Paul and said the would be no place for her to go with the child and insisted to stay with Paul.Paul is a teacher who only teaches computer and earns only five thousand shillings.It happened that among the girls the one he loves is not recommended by his family.Paul up to date is still seeking help. Read more.
Related to project keywords: dignity, break, family, name, find

Child Violation Rights

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Child violation rights When i was young our mother used to manufacture local beer and sale to our community early sixties and seventies. One day one of our regular customer known as Mr. Otoako. He request me to go to Lurambi shopping center and buy him four cigrettes and i match box and bring him 5 shillings change and buy sweets for only 5 cents. I left home pushing his bicycle because was not able to ride the bike and had never learned how to ride.So i went while walking and pushing the bicycle but on my way back after buying what Mt. Otoako had sent me i now decided to seat on the bike and assumed that now i known how to ride the bicycle since there was no hell but only shallow road to ride on so i tried to run the bike back home and i had put the sigarettes in my front side of my shirts pocket a lorry came from infrond and me and behind i heard a matatu hooting just close to me and the road became narrow for me to escape. i was forced to ride in a push only to find myself on top of trees the bike had a tyre bust after hitting it on a stone beside the road. I went home without all items send by the customer i was punished by my mother and she had to pay for the bike repaer and ten shillings refunded to Mr. Otooko. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hell, change, just, find, buy

The Is Hope And Potential Always As A Working Tool

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of THE IS HOPE AND POTENTIAL ALWAYS AS A WORKING TOOL My name is Peninah Mukabane. I have stood with women in the affairs of development since 2002 to confirm good outcomes with the change on lives of many women who now have a greater hope and self esteem. Women are widowed and some are infected which previously worked down so many of them and they were dying rapidly. Our group has embraced networks full of enhancing the potential in women, enriching their capacity in production, (income generation) and offering funding opportunities through table banking initiatives, merry go round hence opening up the closed minds of most of them. I have been able to do a lot of personal promotion in life by borrowing funds, and investing in projects that have not disappointed me at all. My status is far advancing mainly for the reason that I am in Usife Moyo Woman Group. Given support by well wisher, donor, we may offer a powerful solution in our community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: change lives, opening, hope, development, name
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Jose Roberto Arevalo

Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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