Christmas in July

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

Fortune Favors The Brave

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE African had not wanted to involve in a fight especxialy when it involve death.In the village nyarombo there were a group of young men who very much wanted to become soldiers when their effort to become soldiers in their own country failed they seek help elsewhere when they hard that the ,united nations security cancil were recruiting soldiers they thought that opportunity had come for them and they were not liting it go.In the united nations security centre training ground they worked very hard.There determination and hard work sow them through and after few years they became military officers they lived happily with their families and everything in their communities changed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: military, young men, soldiers, country, communities


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kiambu, At Uthiru
Map of HIV/AIDS A concelor came to our community and advised many people more especially the youth about a killer disease (HIV/AIDS) MOST OF THE MEMBERS WERE SUFFERING IN THE SAME STUATION WHICH ALMOST TRAMATIZED SOME OF THEM.tHESE MEMBERS HAD VISITED THE v.c.t ONE MONTHS AGO AND GOT INFORMATION THAT THEY WERE HIV Positive this had made many people get imersed into thoughts Fortunately this is the time which enabled them to share the situation with the councelor inorder to comfort them All of us thanked the concelor and askedhim to make a visit always. Read more.
Related to project keywords: comfort, time, get, members, visit


By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of COMMUNICATION In olden time people used to communicate with somebody who is far by smoke or sending a massenger but this could take a long time for somebody to know the massage. And this could make the massenger die on the way or he/she can be attacked by wild animals at night. Now some American and other people from developed country in different contients has made a phone and some computers which you could use to communicate with people from far. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sending, way, time, country, far

Touched To Volunteer For The Hurting

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of TOUCHED TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE HURTING My name is Hilda Mng'alo. As a result of the demise of my parents 6 years ago, the darkest side of life in the whole of my experience began to manifest itself. I had even contemplated taking my own life when township Self Help Visited me. They found me that day on the streets of Kakamega with a baby. They were two ladies and one was a social worker. I was so moved in the way they talked to me with concern and a heart of feeling. After i explained and they learned of my desperation, they quickly committed themselves giving me some money and promised to see again that week. True enough they did. This time they had clothes. They also gave me some pocket money before counselling with me. They didn't have a place where they could take me to immediately but later worked with WEDEP to ensure that i was taken good care. Hilda Mng'alo Matayo. Read more.
Related to project keywords: feeling, way, time, two, name


By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THIEF One day i was going to my grandfather.on my way their e=we had some problem.When the person whom i was seting near he was a boy the agr between seventin and twenty the boy had seen me putting some money on my pocket he wated me to sleep.Since it was along the way t go i had a sleep for about two hurs.the boy took all the many i had and after some time when i wake up the bus stop.We took off the bus,after some time wen was geting on.some man called John payed the bus. Read more.
Related to project keywords: way, time, two, person, near

Provision Of Food

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Provision of food Many children around Mathare area 4 always have something to smile about and to share when it comes to transformers so the need to be providing food for 250 kids every weekends on saturday.seemingly because skipping of meals because of lack of money in mathare slums is a usual thing so by providing food even if it means one day brings joy and happiness in the face of this children coupled with a sense of appreciate that someone somewhere really do care about them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: brings, need, face, share, appreciate

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Sharon Hitzman

Brookings, OR United States

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