Help Tohoku residents access medical care by air

 
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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.

Strength Of A Woman

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of STRENGTH OF A WOMAN Beatrice Awori is a mother of eight and is a bundle of energy. Despite her age she moves about at lightening speed doing several household chores simultaneously. She places a hoe on her shoulder as she joins other women in her village in search of a casual job in order to put a meal on the table. Her voice is animated and her voice takes on different pitches as she tells other women who constantly burst into laughter. Her stare can be unnerving and her confidence startling especially after learning that out of her eight children, 3 are asmatic and 2 other suffer from hernia of testicles. One of her sons was operated on, the other has not and the condition has gotten so bad that he cannot walk forcing him to discontinue school. Despite her predicament, she puts on a brave face as she continues to toil in her usual jovial nature. Despite hardships and unreliable pay she is able to feed her kids. Her husband resides in Kisumu and is unemployed but sometimes sends money home. Despite the predicament, she does not let any of her sick children sleep hungry. Through her casual she has able to educate her eldest daughter who is now 21 years and in college although some of her children chased away of school because they do not have all the requirements. She vows to work extra hard. "Life is how you take it, either you choose to sit around and feel sorry for for yourself or you do something about it". These are always her words. Read more.
Related to project keywords: continues, different, order, places, search

Night Runner

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of NIGHT RUNNER I remember a time when nights to me were a living hell. sleep was something i never experienced every night just because of a certain night runner who was a big bother to the people in our community. This night runner would come and release his human waste on your doorsteps,bhang the door, throw stones on roof and even run after and throwing stones on those who walked around the area in late hours of the night.He continued with his habit and so one day an idea struck my husband. That night he didn't close the door that tightly but he just pushed it closed without any padlocks. After waiting for a very long time we heard his footsteps and we prayed that he came our way so that the trick would work out perfectly. Lucky enough, he came on our door and just as he threw himself against the door, he pushed the door open and he pushed the door open and he fell on the floor with a thud. My husband flashed the torch on his face and believe me or not he almost collapsed as he looked at the man on the floor. It his very close friend Mark who had been disturbing as all this time . From that very moment their friendship came to an end. Read more.
Related to project keywords: man, long time, looked, believe, fell

The Wrong Turn

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Tranzoia, Kenya
Map of THE WRONG TURN It was the end of the year when one man in the name of Kijwodo who came to our village and predicted the coming of the bad and most deadly disease. This man tells the villagers that if one knows that his innocent from violent attacks he cannot figa for his life it is better for him to disapear and quickly as possible and those who fell that they can fight and they are rude people they will support to wait for the war. Most of the people of the village followed his advice and they migrated from the origin to the comps very far from our village. us we ignored the advice and said that it is better to die than suffer, we waited for long time untill we are tired and we disides to took the forms which was being looked by the people who migrated from their land. Those people they suffer their in the camps and they were assumed to be brea in our village they suffer there untill today. Read more.
Related to project keywords: better, said, long time, far, looked

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Kaori Neki

Tokyo, . Japan

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