Help Transform 2000 Lives: Wasteland To Homeland

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By a female, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CLEANLINESS Ushirika wa usafi is an organisation that was started by this community and was later funded by donors who up to now manage the organisation. Its main goals was to instil cleanliness. The organisation has built a school,a biogas plant,piped water to the village and they have managed to take some of the member for some abroad seminars. We have managed to employ ten people permanently. Ushirika wa usafi has helped clean and maintain the slum cleanliness by building good drainage systems and providing clean piped water to the slum. The organisation proved to be a success and was awarded for their efforts . We have a savings scheme where we take all the money we have collected in the day which include money from selling water. I am really thankful for the project because it has proved to be a success. I would also like to thank the donors for putting their trust and monkey in us. Read more.
Related to project keywords: biogas, employ, include, maintain, plant

Helping Hand

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega South, Kenya
Map of Helping hand  Formulating projects in the local areas in kakamega south had been the brain child of a young couple by the names Mr.kent Forster and Mrs Sylvia Foster.Thhe young couple From America had mobilised resources in their home to come and support families at avillage in shambeere kakamega, South District. The couple having had come to the country ealier and saw what the community was going through in search of water , health care and education saw the need to help.After raising funds they were able to build a school a small sunatorium and sponsor kids in the area to further their education.Thanks to the couple dreams of the children in shambere will not be broken by mere lack of resources. Read more.
Related to project keywords: care education, health care, having, local, kids


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Samburu, K
Map of Conservation Rural dwellers have destroyed the forest for along time in firewood fesaling.This have lead to desertification and soil erosion.Today we are glad there is use of biogas.The rural dwellers used the cow dung and other livestock waste to make the biogas which is afterwards used to provide energy to cook and every electricity source. The use of biogas has helped alot to conserve the environment.It have also help to save alot which could be used to purchase fuel to use at home. Read more.
Related to project keywords: biogas, fuel, waste, provide, electricity

Trash Into Heat For Cooking

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of TRASH INTO HEAT FOR COOKING when maintain of Gabbage started running pristine kenya,james archer started boring for ways to get sollutions.He came up with the idea of community files The jiko uses trash, The organisation members collect Garbbage and bring to the community cooker site. They then put them to drying rack, organic waste like banana peels is composed and used to grow vegetables of various teinds. Heat released from the firebox is used to cook food on six elements,cooking cost shs 10 regardless of length of meals preparation The jiko also produce hot water for showering thus leading to greater energy saving. The jiko has helped the slum people economic wise as they charcoal are very happy and willing to add more of it in all areas of the country. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic, site, maintain, waste, produce

Home Made Poultry Feeds

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of HOME MADE POULTRY FEEDS One of the organisation had innovate ideas of making Home made supplements that could be prepared and supplied to chickens The organisation through the members of community simple ways of managing poultry project simply commercial feeds one not economical.The COB equipped the community people with relevant skills of making legumes such as beans cow peas, pegeon pease.The stuff are boiled for 10 minutes to destroy a certain substance The community was able to adopt the innovation by carrying out the actives to improve the commercial aspect The community is able to process the poultry feeds which is now being supplied to open markets had n idea of local feeds formulars for poultry feed.The poultry keepers are now accessing service more frequently and also to obtain the programme. Read more.
Related to project keywords: markets, prepared, improve, local, process

A Boost To Economic Strength

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of A BOOST TO ECONOMIC STRENGTH Bumulusi women Group in Kakamega Central District Self Help group is a product of a development Agendawith women in mind. Many women in society especially our community, are widows and there was need for them to come up with this initiative. My first wife joined this Group at its inception all the way in 2009. Her leadership qualities having been identified, She was elected to be their secretary. The benefits of initiative have been to my wife reflective in the area of financial booting through table banking. My wife has been able to access funds through this method which has helped us to move. In 2010 she got a loan of shillings 19,000. We invested in a business enterprise that is giving us great hope. In this business she travels to busia Border to buy cloth materiial which she sells. The business has been growing from strength to strength until we are now stabilizing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: method, product, way, business, having

Pullution And Control Of Rivers

By a female, under 16 years old, in Trans-nzoia East, Kenya
Map of PULLUTION AND CONTROL OF RIVERS River pollution was becaming increasingly widespread in our towns this occures because of the failure of factorise which are near the banks of the rivers, to provide sanitary arrangement for its workers. Sewage is discharged directly into the river and this affects the healthy of people living further downstream who used water for domestic purposes. factories in some towns have been allowed to discharge influents rich in organic matter directly into relatively small rivers which are then converted into open sewers and this make life unpleasant for those whose home are nearby. But some organization has try their best to make those people who live near the rivers to stay in health and without harming their bodies by providing them with some tecknic of treating water and make it safe. they also encourage and teach them the important of treating water, how to avoid using polluted water and much more, now they know and be healthy as families and community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic, providing, provide, workers, teach

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Nasir Uddin

Highland Park, NJ United States

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