Ensure the sustainability of clean water in Haiti


GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

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.

Life Stran

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of LIFE STRAN During rainy seasons, people in my community have been suffering due to the flooding of the rivers that made the water from rivers dirty and change in odour. It's also during rainy seasons that clinics and hospitals in my community register high number of patients suffering from typhoid. This has been the problem until recently when Festa guard company introduced life straw an equipment that's used to purify water until its safe to drink and use. Water poured into a dark blue container which has a prefiller the removes coarse dirt particles, plastic horse which allows water to flow into the membrane cartriddge the retains bacteria, viruses, protozoans parasites. Red bub tool for cleaning membrane catridge and Light blue trap which is an outlet of purified water. At first this equipment was given to every household in my community by this company and since then life has been different with few cases of typhoid reported and availabilty of clean water to drink. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water safe, water drink, bacteria, typhoid, clean water

Helping The Needy

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kawisero District, Kenya
Map of HELPING THE NEEDY I remember several years ago when i was a young a man,people in my village used to draw water from the river for domestic use.Some organization introduced the idea of ensuring that water was treated before it was used.They introduced various ways of making water safe.One of the methods involved putting clean water in bottles and putting them on the rooftop for heating from the sun.Such water would be clean and safe for drinking. Another organization called "Jua Africa" donated solar panels and installed them for schools that did not have electricity.It helped improve academic performance. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clean safe, water safe, safe drinking, clean water, schools

Clean Water For Drinking

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Bungoma North, Kenya
Map of Clean water for drinking In the year 2007, a t Kiminini Kona Division in Bungoma North District, the water service Trust Fund supported a water and sanitation project through the Lake Victoria North water and services Board. The area had a shortage of safe drinking water as the residents were using unprotected springs and unprotected hand dug wells as a source of water for drinking. This used to make the residents particularly children who were normally taxed with the task of fetching water go for hours to collect water for their families. The children missed school lessons and also it was a source of water borne diseases. The project came in handy and harnessed water and supplied it by gravity scheme and distributed to he market, schools in the area and community water points. Now the hustle for water and distances traveled to fetch water reduced and water is safe for drinking. Read more.
Related to project keywords: drinking water, water safe, safe drinking, clean water, children

Improving Water And Sanitation

46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Improving Water and sanitation The community of esikulu is densely populated with approximately 400000 people. The main occupation of these people is farming of staple food. The villagers of the community addressed problems of food in security, poor environment and low level of income among most of the house holds. Through awareness raising by the local organisation which was formed a few years ago, was addressing the issue of lacking latrines and safe water for drinking in the community. Those who attended the public barazas were mostly women and youth. The idea of improving the environment was felt a big and important issue. Every participant had an interest of applying the principles acquired from the meetings. Through the same organization many village communities were formed to spare head the effort of implementing the idea. All the villagers were mobilized and stepped in to dig pit latrines, dish rakes, good kitchen, improved hygiene, tree planting and raising kitchen gardens and water treatment. presently 10 springs have protected and well managed. people's health improved without an attack by cholera, bilihazia etc. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe water, water treatment, hygiene, low, awareness

Inception Of Free Primary Education

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
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Inception of free primary education In many countries, low literacy has always been reported to be a major drawback to development in a country. Before the year 2003, high literacy level was registered in our country.Many adults lacked formal education, and also some children missed out on going to school.However offer the inception of free primary education, a major shift was reported many being reported to have joined schools.Many children all over the country joined schools.Adults too joined the mainstream and the venture proved to have benefited many in the country until now the levels of literacy have risen to an all time high and the country is on a verge of development as a result of the same. Read more.
Related to project keywords: schools children, development, schools, result, low

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL Education is a vital asset that turns dreams into reality.It is the key to unlock the potential to lifestyle but this does not always imply to all.Zaddock was a boy brought up in Babadogo slums and being an intelligent boy he was enrolled t a nursery school where all teachers admired him.When it was time to join primary school a hush reality meet him since his parents couldn't pay the fees nor feed him.His mother had to work harder by doing laundry in th enext estate his father doing nothing and taking the money the woman made to drink local brew.Their being no other option he had to remain at home and take care of his siblings.It was in the year 2003 when free primary education was introduced.Many would have despaired goining back to school at an older age but he din't.He decided to go live with his grandmother who cherished education despite old.She introduced him to her friends at church and he got a sponsor.He did his class eight and did well,he went to secondary school where after finishing he wants to become a social worker to fight for families facing challenges in the slums. The motivating factor is his mother and even more he has promised to better her life and help raise her siblings to greater highs. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school teachers, back school, families, fight, drink

An Organization To Educate Needy Children.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Cheptulu, Kenya
Map of An ORGANIZATION TO EDUCATE  NEEDY CHILDREN. In the Western Region of Kenya, poverty is a thorn in the flesh of the people living here. As a result of poverty most people are not able to acess the best education facilities, they lack food and this has direct impact on t he morals of the growing children. In order to reduce the level of school drop outs due to lack of fees and other basic education requirements, an organization called Koloch Child Development, located in Chenora assists needy students financially and orally. The students aged between six years and twenty one years are given financially support through their education system. In addition to that all the children registered by that non- govermental organization meet every Saturday for guidance and councelling. Here they taught morals and virtues of good living.\The organization also assists these students attain some trainings like computer carpentry before they join the higher levels of education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: direct, support education, students, result, impact

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