Controlling Lion Fish Invasion in the Caribbean


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Threats To Lake Naivsha

By a male, under 16 years old, in Naivasha, Kenya
Map of THREATS TO LAKE NAIVSHA Lake Naivasha is a bird's haven with more than 500 record species.The lake is sparklin clean but the harmony is being disrupted by natural and human activities. Many of the plants life especially the papyrus, the perfect breeding grounds for fish is vanishing together.The number of hippos that inhabit the lake has dropped due to decreased water levels. The key threats to lake Naivasha are rapid loss of water through evaporation, human pollution, overpopulation and about 50 percent of the country's flowers coming from Naivasha. Investigation by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, The National Environment Authority were launched in the wake of fish death to establish the cause. Findings absolve flower farmers, discourage of chemicals and pesticides into the lake need zero tolerance. Read more.
Related to project keywords: species, marine, fisheries, levels, natural

Business At The Border

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of BUSINESS AT THE BORDER there were times when too much regulations at the border (busia,Kenya and busia, Uganda ) affected businesses adversely.though many people had the capital and stock,business was limited profit.Business could not be expanded to either side of the countries and as a result,people fro Kenya would go to busia,Uganda to shop and the same to Ugandans at the border. but with the removal of trade barriers at the borders,business at the border has become booming and the two communities enjoy a very tight relationship in business.Kenyans from busia ,Kenya can take goods or products to Uganda freely and sell same to Ugandans.this has also promoted development of diverse business activities and operations and has provided employment to many people.for one business at border has become profitable with many rich and wealthy businessmen and entrepreneurs developing on both of the two communities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: operations, stock, go, take, affected

The Loan

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of THE LOAN My son's wife had taken a ksh 50,000 loan from a bank to support their shop business which needed to be expanded.The amount was effectively used by the wife and with time changes could be seen in the business.whoever things went absurd when my son started to withdraw some of the remaining cash using in to have fun moving around in dance halls and flirting around with women something that frequently led to fights between him and his wife.After very many occasion of fights they finally broke up and so my son left in charge of the shop with the loan still pending.Three months later my son had not yet paid a single coin to the bank account and the bank was threatening to auction the business.seeing this i took a 15,000 loan to help him pay the months due but surprisingly the boy just paid the first month and squandered the rest of the money.I couldn't believe it,in fact i was shocked when i saw two months later the bank auction things from my business that i had actually struggled to acquire them at very high prices and were being auctioned at a throw away price.too bad even though your child is just your child. Read more.
Related to project keywords: threatening, started, due, month, needed

Road Safety

By a male, under 16 years old, in Nnairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of ROAD SAFETY Disaster are caused by natural negligence and intesion. some deserter we know very well are caused by natural events such as floods, lighting or earthquakes. We have almost no control over these. Everyday many people die on our roads but it is not until there is one majore fatal accident that we take notice. Some years ago, two buses carrying over forty five passengers each crashed into each other. the Kisumu bus driver decided to overtake another Nairobi bus and one bus burst into flames and few people survived. Some people set out to cause a diserster they appear to believe in the old Chinese saying 'kill one fright ten thousand in 1998 and the adjacent building collapsed. However, in order to reduce the pain of that disaster we try to make the place of such horror a place of peace and beauty. we remember those who died because their names are written on a monument. Read more.
Related to project keywords: natural, control, take, know, years ago

Peace Initiative Team

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Peace initiative team Alternative to violence(AVP) is a programme that has been put in peace initiative team. The team has a training centre at Lubao whereby is the headquaters of western province .So far the team has various workshop training to equip volunteer to have knowledge on how to make the society around to live in peace. The organisation also played avery important role during the post election violence. They train paticipants in the following calegme ie Basic class, Advanced class& Trainer of trances. Read more.
Related to project keywords: alternative, initiative, training, team, train

Dangers Of Misusing The Lake

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Entebbe, Uganda
Map of Dangers of misusing the lake This project was started to reduce the number of people who get drowned in lake Victoria.A lot of people who would drown everyday due to old boats used in transport and lack of life jackets.The project has helped in giving free life jackets and sensitizing people on the right use of the lake and how to avoid thieves on the lake. Read more.
Related to project keywords: get, started, use, due, lack

War And Fear

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kwanka, Kenya
Map of WAR AND FEAR Suprise! suprise! which eat my knowledge and is about to finish my body strength became more weaker when me and my parents were run away from our land because of war we fear it so much because many riches and poorers were murderd. This made us to go and rent for a house in an urban center where economy is so high even water we buy my father was having nothing to do mbut he lives like a solider to make sure we eat well and sleep well because of its strenght to do work. But one day he got sick the big problems started knocked the door when it knocked we became so weak no learning again we started to do work to save him but he doesnt continue with life. We left hunging without jobs, but me i earned some money in games because i was well i know how plays football games and others. Read more.
Related to project keywords: go, started, know, save, eat

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