Be PREPARED - Flood Aid Fund


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By a male, 16-21 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Flood The community living around the Budalangi plain have always suffered flood problem during rainy season.The rainy seasons have always made the community members suffere a financial problem since their crops have always been swept by water leading to poor yield of crops.House property have always been destroyed leading to homeless. The unified nations have helped the community members by provide them food and mosguito nets to save life of many which is at risk.The community members also build gabions along rivers side to prevent soil erosion leading to flooding. Read more.
Related to project keywords: flooding, flood, rivers, risk, crops

Peaceful Outdoor Heaven

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of PEACEFUL OUTDOOR HEAVEN TURNING YOUR HOME GARDEN into a peaceful heaven where you can get away every evening and forget the hustle and bustle of the city life is a welcome idea in many urban homes I have been to. The Key is to provide as much contrast to the urbanite character as you possibly can, I guess there are several ways to achieve this, but success lies not in picking any of them but in balancing all of them in a well thought out garden design fragrance, calming sound of water, birds and butterflies. This can be a chip off the thoughts of stressful moments of a hectic day and the pleasure of watching beautiful butterflies dart flower to flower and smile comes back to your face. The fragrances in the sense of smell will most definitely trigger sweet memories. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lies, possibly, home, provide, homes

Natural Disaster Management

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of Natural disaster Management Once in our community there came about the drought disaster.Since the community members mainly depended on their farm produce they were greatly affected.There was no source of food and income.Children started to cry due to hunger and the community members became thinner women staved at their shambas all day long as children slept. Diseases started to affect the community anemia and kwashakor together with cholera since they feed on anything which they saw as food. Cattle also died due to stavation since the all the yasis was scorched.They became sad and some decided to started cmmiting suicide because life was no longer beareble. This did not continue for long since a man called nelson mandela stepped in and started to provide charity to community members.He made sure that water was piped to the area. He also provided seed. He also provided us with manures which could help us to establish our crops faster. He even adviced us to always push on and never lose hope in life and once again the community changed back to how it was before. Read more.
Related to project keywords: disaster management, life community, continue, crops, longer

Night Of Flooding Water

Map of Night of Flooding Water It was on Feb 2010 when everybody in our house compound in a deep sleep. At around 1am when we heard screaming sound from our neighbouring rooms. Immediately I and Young sisters woke up and discovered that it was raining heavily and all the rooms were flooded . We thus started calling for good samaritan who would lend helping hands. Since most of the rooms were flooded with water nobody was willling to sleep as owners were as busy as a bee to amptie their rooms with water without succeeding i started after a long tome of struggle without succeeding i statrted to call my father through the phone who was at work for the night shift who later called the slum group formation and whose work was to help the slum dwellers when are in problems such as fires, and break floods, helping people to use tlatrines etc. They responded rapidly and acted actively to get rid of water from houses which were as gearing up in plenty and long run would have caused loss of lives. From that day they decided to dry up trenches from that day, they future occurence of flooding in the slums. Read more.
Related to project keywords: flooding, floods, work, future, call


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kikomba, Kenya
Map of LIVESTOCKS In many family there is a lot of livestocks so livestocks help us in many ways like transporting goods. Transporting of water. Livestock provide us with meat, milk and many things. As the pastrolist they have to give their livestock pasture, water, space and relief. Animals need water. Therefore they are kept near permanent streams or rivers. Some farmers dig wells and bore-holes to provide water for their animals. Animals also need plenty of pasture in order to survive. In areas where there is no space for pasture to grow, the animals are fed on fodder and animal feeds. These are expensive and many farmers cannot afford them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: transporting, rivers, need, provide, animal

Drug Abuse

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of DRUG ABUSE Drug abuse is one of the problems affecting the youths. it does not sound well that most of the youth in our country are drug addictive. this has been a challenge to our communities and even the government. its unfortunate that many youths do not finish their education because of abuse. this is majorly because they spend most of their time in drugs which finally hinder their learning system the government also experience a big challenge since potential youth who may offer labour force to reduce work load in industries are mostly affected with drugs divorce cases also arise due to drug abuse. This is due to lack of responsibility by the married couples. it can be either a mother or a father. to do away with drug abuse the government should put inplace strict rules concerning the use of drugs. Those who may be found violating the rules should be given a punishment and face the law. Read more.
Related to project keywords: load, potential, work, given, communities

Student Blame Bab Road For Accidents

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Western, Kenya
Map of STUDENT BLAME BAB ROAD FOR ACCIDENTS A student from Masinde Muliro university who survived an accident that left nine people dead after their university bus crashed into a matatu say that the mishap could have been avoided if the road had been good.Ken Juma said prior to the crash that he saw a matatu attempt to overtake another one,but braked suddenly upon seeing an oncoming vehicle,forcing the varsity bus to ram it from behind.Teh varsity bus driver tried as much as he could to avoid hitting the matatu that had just ovetaken us,but his efforts were hammered by a huge pathhole,which he also tried to avoid but all went in vain.The last thing Ken Juma heard was a bang and he lost conciousness until the next morning when he found himself in the hospital bed.Speaking from his hospital bed,Ken told me they were less than a kilometre from a village near kilimani market,where the burial of the collegue was taking place.Most of those i interviewed blamed the state of the roads in Western province for the escalating number of accidents and urged the government to immediately rectify the situation in order to save lives for If the pathholes hadent been there,the driver of the varsity bus could have avoided the accident even though the matatu driver was on the wrong. Read more.
Related to project keywords: urged, said, lost, roads, dead

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