Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers


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

Grandfather With Grandchildren

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of Grandfather with grandchildren When my grandfather was alive,he used to be a hardworker man at his old age.He was planting all type of crops and no single day he encounter hunger in the family.Infact all grandchildren we had to visit him every day. One of my cousins used to steal the grandfather's things.If he gets money in his room,he pick it,in the shamba he go and steal fruits,banana without permission from the grandfather.He used to worn us not to be thieves because we still had a long way to go.The grandfather fall sick continuosly not even able to wake up from the bed.He ask my cousin to come and ask for forgivness and receive blessings but he refused.The grandfather died while cursing him. Upto now my cousin has a difficult life.He try to do something but doesn't make a step.He regrets why he never went to ask grandfather for forgiveness. Read more.
Related to project keywords: blessings, grandchildren, family, able, died


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of ash I could imagine that the ash that remained in my jiko after cooking could be used as a chemical and cooking ingredients. This came in such a time when my toilets was infested with maggots that came from under the pit latrine. i tried all types of chemicals but all was in vain so each time I went to the latrine I had to wash it before using whether it was short or long call. I appreciate because my grandmother told me that you can cook with it. I just appreciate the good idea of my grandmother to this date. Read more.
Related to project keywords: imagine, cook, just, grandmother, cooking

The Memorable Day

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE MEMORABLE DAY It was one chilly morning when i woke up and had the birds sing their melodies song and they were jumping from tree to tree when i had the birds came out of my bed and opened the window and sharfed of the light lighted my eye so i went in the bedroom and took a cold shower as fast as a deer. I weared my beautiful dress which had matched my shoes,earrings, socks and my hair clip. After finishing i had some aroma which was coming from the kitchen so i knew that my mother was cooking for me some tea. I took the tea as fast as i could . I wnt to school very fast and found the bus gone and the school was very quit and calm. So because i knew my teachers number i called her and asked he where she was and told me that they were very far from Nairobi so i was disapointed and i went home i had a harry because i wanted to tell my mother the insidence. That is my memorable day. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cold, buy, left, light, cooking

An Inspiring Care Centre

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of AN INSPIRING CARE CENTRE Victorius children's home situated in kakamega East is a place for sure one would find real one and care. It was started by a loving man by name victor odundo. I came to know of this home as an orphan who came seeking for helpand quickly received accomodition. I have had my keep at this centre through primary to secondary education and im now waiting to join university.Its full of orphans. i thank God for this caring institution. Read more.
Related to project keywords: orphans, care, place, find, keep
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Project Leader

Linda Wilkinson

Ng'ombe, Lusaka Zambia

Where is this project located?

Map of Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers