Empower deserted women and widows in rural India


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Economic Empowerment

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of Economic empowerment Unemployment being on the highest note ever in Kenyan history people have opt to move to small nd micro economic activities for a living These through they are doing without enough knowledge and end up not being benefiting to them.Such businesses since they end up failing within a ery short period time youths fund program has therefore assisted many youths from my community and they have joined up in small groups and are given loans after through training to take up serious business.today most of them have business that use an empire which others ventured into transport business(bodaboda) as is commonly known. Read more.
Related to project keywords: economic empowerment, micro, small, today, fund

Increasing Income In Households

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Increasing income in households For many year the people of maliki were good pot makers and they have potential of producing very little money to offer to take one due to lack of expos one and awareness these people remaining ed in They used these pots to keep flour, and any good thing to keep. these group of members decided to join a focussed cbo in area to provide them with the Knowles on how to advan them project the organisation train them on leadership roles of the officials to undertake the key role in projected management .These organisation was able to advertise in many area of the business in this area many people visited the Amoti project that was making atlest 10 pots per day when the drought season, came many people had killed to buy more to presumer water with cold con when the group was formed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: key role, flour, leadership, take, awareness


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Kenya, Kenya
Map of WIDOWS The life of Josephine seemed to come to an end the moment her husband died in 1997 AUGUST with 7 children ranging between the age of and 15 years she could not imagine that it would be possible to take care of the children given that the family members of her husbands,that's late brothers,sisters and other in laws of Josephine were now claiming their brothers properties which were in millions here in Kenya and abroad in united states. Life prooved to be a living hell until Josephine came to meet one woman by the name Susan a lawyer from Nairobi who gave her the idea of sueing the inlaws in court and fighting for her rights.This seemed a right idea which Josephine immediately executed given that she had been legally married to her late husband. The lawyer Susan helped them until on the very final day when the court ordered her in laws to stay off her late husband's property with stern warnings of arrest and jailed if they dared to interfere with her. This left Josephine in a state of peace and was able to educate her seven children and lived happily there after. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lawyer, legally, husbands, widows, property

Drug And Alcohol Abuse.drug And Alcohol Abuse

16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Drug and Alcohol abuse.Drug and Alcohol Abuse Luis Muninga is my name. i am a form two student at Muringu High school. During last term a certain organization called APHIA II came to our school and educated us on Drug and alcohol abuse for a period of one week. We did get a lot of information which our parents had even never told us. The effects of drug abuse and alcohol to an individual, to family, to community and finally the nation were also addressed. We were told on how to avoid these vices and save our lives. At the end of the whole practice, we had actually learnt alot. Few of the students who had secretly involved themselves in these vices rehabilitated and their conditions improved. I can say we were really transformed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: addressed, rehabilitated, get, improved, involved

A Boost For The Business Sector

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A BOOST FOR THE BUSINESS SECTOR Kenya Womens Finance Trust has brought up a vibrant initiative to over see the development of the community (on the county level ). They have constructed a bank that can now loan women money for projects and this has greatly changed the face of the entire community. They also give grants to organisations especially orphanages and loans who's interest rates are very friendly for development projects. This has been a clear way of changing the attitude of many people towards raising their livelihood through business. Read more.
Related to project keywords: ), attitude, women, way, especially


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Dodoma, Tanzania
Map of TRIBALISM In Tanzania there lived an m.p who was known as Mr.Hussein worked with the government for fifteen years but on the sixteenth year,he was forced to resign. The main reason why he was thrown out of his office was that he was a man who liked tribalism-when the government donated funds to be given to his constituency,he only gave the largest number to the people of his tribe. One day, the village elders organised a meeting and they discussed the issue, The m.ps habit went on as usually.After the general evections, Hussein's constituency was attacked by drought which killed all the animals and plants. The villagers started but when Hussein was given sh one million to help his residents from the drought, he gave only the people from his tribe and the rest spend with his family. The Villagers who received nothing were hungry wit hussein they organised a strike among themselves and they rioted to hussein,s homestead. When the demonstraters reached Hussein,s home the policemen and watchmen tried to stop them from entering but they defeated the policemen and entered.They found hussein not there he was at work.They broke into his house and took valuable goods and lighted his house into a big five. The family members who were inside our away. Read more.
Related to project keywords: thrown, meeting, work, home, family

We Inspire Change

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega East, Kenya
Map of WE INSPIRE CHANGE I am Jacqueline Odari of Mam Watoto Women Group in Kakamega East District which started three years ago,to enable women in the District to attain their rightful standing in the society.We project matters of children welfare as mothers,Women in affairs of Development which by and large does not seclude men, but provokes them more towards the same agenda of development mindidness.We have realized enough economic empowerment.We been a great source of inspiration in our effort of determination towards instilling change among the people of our community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: economic empowerment, women, development, society, large
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