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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.

A Golden Heart

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya Country
Map of A GOLDEN HEART Teresa popularly known as mother Teresa was a unique kind of person who had a heart for everyone.She resigned at a very young age and started an orphanage with her savings.It reached a time her saving got finished and she would not be able to pay her house rent and support the orphanage. The situation forced hr to move into the orphanage,share meals with them and sleep with them.Fortunately it strengthened the bond she had with the orphans.Due to donations from well-wishers she started other orphanages. She died at an old age but left a unique mark for giving hope to the orphans.Surely she left behind a legacy of letting the less disadvantaged swim in her ocean of love.It has inspired me making me donate day in day out. Read more.
Related to project keywords: unique, donations, legacy, support, love

Conservation Of Forests

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CONSERVATION OF FORESTS When people cut down trees, they often do not stop to think what they could be doing to themselves and others.Just think for a moment how the world would look without trees.It would be and empty ugly place. But trees are not valued for beauty only. Through them we are able to get enough oxygen.Human beings cannot dioxide, and carbon dioxide is harmful to human beings Trees come in to help us. Their leaves purify air around us by taking in carbon dioxide and giving us oxygen.Rain is very important to all forms of life on earth Without trees there would be much sell rain for us. Read more.
Related to project keywords: harmful, forests, giving, trees, important

Environment

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of Environment Pollution have been a major problem in urban areas where many factors are congested in. The many factories in the urban have always act as source of pollution to many rivers and the atmosphere as whole. The factors always relize there waste products to the nearest water body around and also they realise the harmful gas which pollute the environment. The water body have been poluted of late by the waste from the Industry thise leading to death of aquatic life since there is reduced oxygen concentration . The government have always adviced them to treat the waste product before being realised to the water body also to put filters to the chimneys that realize the dangerous gas to the atmosphere. Read more.
Related to project keywords: harmful, rivers, put, reduced, waste

Controlling Pollution

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Controlling pollution In this new era, pollution has become an impediment to safe and healthy environment.Pollution ranging from air pollution ,noise pollution,soil pollution etc has actually been rampant.however a move by various organizations and the government in helping to forefront.However ,something good was even witnessed when the government did put the initiative of controlling noise pollution .Music in clubs and homes was controlled.Those who defiled the laws put in place by the government is now healthy due to being free from noise. Read more.
Related to project keywords: ranging, free, healthy, safe, homes

Fish Farms

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of FISH FARMS After Lake Victoria was inhabited by the water hyercin the rate rate of fish production reduced and the supply within the western region reduced.Groups come together in various District and decided to start their own fish farm so a to enhance the supply of fish in th region,somef ish farms were government projects while others were group and individual projects,before this fish have been selling at a cost Kakamega yet the lake is few kilometers a way,fish which is mouth watering delicacy among most people in Kakamega is now considered a great deal in its production. Read more.
Related to project keywords: enhance, farms, way, reduced, fish

Sinyereri-nzoia Water Sources

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Guchaboguchoncho, Kenya
Map of SINYERERI-NZOIA WATER SOURCES In our village there was a woman who always taught people to plant trees.One dry season the water of neota and sinyere river dried and it is not seasonal rivers.That woman started his big project known as sinyere -nzoia water sources.That woman and the villagers plants the trees our village became the small forest. inenvirionment day the tourist in another country came to celebrate the enviroment day in our village.The tourist and other neighbour village they gave that woman many prices and told him that four knowledege and skills have developed looked at our sinyereri river have retain its water that it is dried. Read more.
Related to project keywords: plant trees, rivers, skills, trees, river

Life Protection

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Jinja, Uganda
Map of Life protection Olipoto sent many thanks to friends who saved his life when they helped him out a water where he falled from the boart.He sayed that they had gone for simple work leisure.They use aboat and the distance they moved was not big but while in water, to fall in water but their friends who reminded in the boat fought hard to pull them from water.It happened that he got warried so much after the incident but he went on recovering.He is doing hiws business but thank very much the friend. Read more.
Related to project keywords: simple, fall, work, friends, protection
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EarthShare Oregon

Portland, Oregon, United States
http://earthshare-oregon.org

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EarthShare Oregon

Portland, OR United States

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