Eco Filters & Safe Stoves for Guatemalan Families


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

Toilet Construction

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Bukakata, Uganda
Map of TOILET CONSTRUCTION Goal project has registered success in consulting houses,kitchens and toilets to different households,and communities in different parts of the country.A year back il Bukakata,constructed four stance toilets at Bunadda trading centre for public use.This was a need in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: households, consulting, goal, use, communities

Sustainable Development

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Massaka Municipality was first declared a township authority by 1953. It was promoted to a town. By mandate of the local government act 2002. These two and Katuk, Buteko Masaka Municipality develop through the provision of services to the people which are conformity to the national and local priorities. Today, people have access to social services and economic opportunities or activities. So Massaka Municipality maintains equitable and sustainable development. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sustainable development, declared, two, services, local

Business Motivation

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Business Motivation Business is one of the fundamental tools that are no any society can avoid.In the serene environment the students said that they could not reject such a proposal and they decided to start a small idea that could be able to yield good profits thus able to generate money for their school fees and other facilities . They came up with the idea of selling seeds the people of the regions. This came to happen through and efficient consultation through thorough the agriculture officers in the area and it seemed a very marketable that could be bought. Read more.
Related to project keywords: efficient, regions, profits, area, business

From Grace To Grass

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Malava, Kenya
Map of FROM GRACE TO GRASS There was an organization that tried to change something in my community. i was to pay 2,500, two thousands five hundred in oder to be amember of K.W.F.T. idid so. After agreeing with them, i requested for 40,000(fourty thousands) which i was given with conditions. iwas to pay instalments(every month i was to pay certain amount) i went and opened a shop, by then i got many friends, i mixed my business with friendship. first months i was able to give the proposed amount, but in the middle i failed to pay thr money. After missing to pay my cattle, chairs and all valuable house belonging leaving me, my husband and children crying, butallwas in vain. As the proverb goes sorrow for what has passed is of no value at all and wishes come after. people laughed at us. we looked for help but it was no where a part from God. Read more.
Related to project keywords: missing, middle, house, business, pay

Together We Can Do So Much

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH Mamboleo women group is operational in kakamega North District. Mamboleo has initiated projects that have transformed the reasoning capacity and altitude of women who had almost given up in life. The industrious inborn potential in most of them has sprung up so much that they now do small business,collectively run projects that are driving crazy towards 'top of the world'. The community has attained a tremendous change through the great minds of these powerful women. Read more.
Related to project keywords: collectively, small business, potential, women, great

Code Of Behaviour

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CODE OF BEHAVIOUR Some individuals in our communities generate better standards of living due to their code of conducts in their communities. There was a man known as Maxwell Smith trying to fight out the same problem in his society. He passed through all means of getting ways of making his people to live a better and comfortable life. So one day he decided to create a small generating income of buying and selling fruits. He was to go out of his community to seek for the fruits. He continued for a period of two years, on the process of doing his small business he met with a man from America and explained to that man al the intention he had towards his community. In the human heart that man decided to carry himself that burden of helping that man (Maxwell Smith) finally the community got assisted. Read more.
Related to project keywords: small business, generate, seek, go, communities

Help Me My Girl Has Overtaken My House.

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega
Map of Help me my girl has overtaken my house. We are married couple for more than 15 years,i have 4 girls and only one boy,I use to work in a flower farm in Naivasha but we were later retrenched and i decided to be a small scale business lady,My husband has been having an affair with my business partner,the partner is our family friend.This has really drilled down my love chart business from my couple,am almost running mad or shout in the village to ashame these two couples. Help me concerned worried mother,mama Kalvin. Read more.
Related to project keywords: partner, house, business, work, use

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