Helping People Afford Basic Healthcare


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By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of HEALTH The general health of the people are in danger considering their life situation.There are no government hospitals and when someone falls sick he or she is forced to go to the few available non government and private clinics which are realy expensive. Some people tend to ignore even if they are sick due to lack of money to pay for as medical bill. Youths and children are the most affected people in this society-slum.Parents sometimes ignored illness hoping that they could just get well even without being taken to the hospital and get medication. The churches and organizations have chiped in to lend hand in support to improve the life of the people in Kibera-slum. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clinics, bill, support, due lack, medical

Water Is An Essential Commodity Of Life

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kenya
Map of WATER IS AN ESSENTIAL COMMODITY OF LIFE We are in Muthenger location in Nyahururu district, Laikipia county Kenya. Some twenty or more years the government provided piped aster in our location. They gave the contract to Kundan sigh construction company who completed the contract.several years the project failed due to vandalism , poor management ,corruption etc. The communities had no alternative that to fetch a water from long distances from river. They held meetings around the neighborhood and decided to join together and drill bore holes which would cater for all their domestic needs. Several were drilled but are not able to sustain the entire neighborhood.The boreholes (wells)were supposed to be deep enough but due to lack of technical assistance, finances many obstacles there is a need for assistance from the government o r ant mother organization. Read more.
Related to project keywords: alternative, needs, mother, due lack, entire
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Project Leader

Joycelyn Datu

Ledyard, Connecticut United States

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