Fight Famine in the Horn of Africa

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Saving People's Lives

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Somalia
Map of Saving people's lives World food programe Due to the drought and fermine which were in somalia alot of people had died and that is when i lost my son who had gone to control the war in somalia and he died of famine because famine had killed alot of people and some were still suffering. This organization was organized in this country and it saved a lot of people lives by providing food, water and other needs. So the problem of famine in somalia is not so rampant pernoun. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food program, somalia, world food, country, suffering

My Suffering After The Denial

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of MY SUFFERING AFTER THE DENIAL I was born in an economical challenged family of 10. My family denned me wheen I was in class six simply because of my faith. Going to church is what brought conflict in my family especially when my fellow Christians visited me. My dad could not do anything that my brothers nad sisters wanted but when it came to my situation, he didn't assist me in anyway. The story is long.... TUMAINI HOPE FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM was aware of my suffering there fore tok me away from my family. The program later took me to school to acquire education. After terminating my primary level, I was taken tp high shool and right now I am a form three student from Nema Senior School. The program has not fully fulfilled my desire./needs because there are so many things that I lack in life like a grown up boy. But all in all, the program has helped me in many ways i must admit. I am not the only person that the program "upcoming Children's Home". We are 30 in number but the rpogram is not in position to support all of us but it is doing it's best. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lack, high, suffering, situation, number

Aids Menace

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of AIDS MENACE The AIDS menace had affected Kerugi town.Orphans were everywhere.Some little but wise for their age.These had fleed to big cities like Nairobi to try and make a living.Others left under the care of their siblings and grandparents were a heavy builder that had to be carried.Many orphans died out of malnourished,others out of poor living conditions such as under clothing hence catching colds and phemonia. These little angles looked forward to a blank future with no expectations and it was a sad situation.However one wealthy businessman by the name Kitonga was touched and with his own funding a childrens was set up.With assistance from well-wishers he was able to cater for the desolate children.There was hope was hope for these angles who got education,clothes and were well fed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: left, situation, future, affected, assistance


in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Hunger Irony of ravages of hunger in a country of plenty and luxury, the situation in Kenya. Kenya is blessed with plenty of resources and the expectation of many is that we should not be suffering the effects of drought like the current situation in the northern regions of the country,. Its said that the government keeps downplaying the effects of drought if the sentiments expressed by the government representative. And as people succumb to the pangs of hunger, our leaders live in luxury. Read more.
Related to project keywords: drought, suffering, situation, hunger, resources

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Erin Wiegert

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