Help Empower Women Who are Homeless in Chicago


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.


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Funyula, Kenya
Map of Enoch The day the NACADA group came to our school with a 'Say No to drugs' campaign.They spoke to us for a while on the effects of drugs and substance abuse.At the end there came some people who gave the history of their lives with drug abuse A the people started to tell of their story,the atmosphere went silent and at that time, Enoch a form four student who was so much addicted to drugs stood up and started to cry.It was a very emotional moment as he confessed his life as drug addict. The NACADA group spoke to him guiding and counselling him and since day Enoch changed so greatly that he was awarded the most disciplined student and the most improved in academics. Read more.
Related to project keywords: substance abuse, time, lives, day, life

Mama Helen

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of MAMA HELEN Mama Helen was one woman who feared to face the public because of the problem she had.This mama had every large and long breath that almost reached her knees.She walked bent because of that and this was very tiresome and as aresult she would just sit in her home or rather house without getting up.Everything was done for including feding and washing her. One time her sister Eunice suggested that they seek for help through the broadcasting station with the help of doctors.This was avery good idea and so they went to Nairobi National Hospital where the doctors agreed to have an operation done for her. The amount received was enough and had even surpassed the mark .Helen underwent the breasts suggery and today she has normal size breasts and she no longer fears to walk out and socialize. Read more.
Related to project keywords: seek, woman, time, getting, face
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Project Leader

Elizabeth Dunn

Chicago, IL United States

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