Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Act Drugs

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of ACT DRUGS Malana has been a big issue in most communities in Kenya affecting young children and pregnant women mostly. It has contributed to death of many children in Kenya both unborn and the born. Though the government tried to control this deadly disease by making malaria free and provision of free mosquito nets to pregnant women and to the mothers with young children upto five years, there was still a need for something to be done. Recently ACT drugs came into use and have been very effective in malaria treatment but at the time when they were introduced they were very costly hittingabout sh 600. The government has done alot in distribution of this drugs and reduction of their prices and today this ACT drugs are sold at sh 40 from sh 600 and many patients can now access them a fact that has greatly helped to fight malaria. Read more.
Related to project keywords: pregnant women, reduction, effective, distribution, use

Financial Breakthrough Through Poultry

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Financial breakthrough through poultry Me as the secretary of Namatsi Self help group I am so encouraged with the group which has a great help to my family. It is through this group that I have grown and come this far. We have marry-go -round that we contribute every month 500/= ksh. It reached my turn when I was given this money and had already planned on what to do with it. I decided to do poultry of which I had no knowledge about it, but thank God this group had come in and help to educate me about it. I know what I should do and have even found the work very easy and profitable. I am now keeping the once which give meat and eggs and so have market for them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: profitable, work, market, month, reached

Woman Of Strength Margaret Nduta

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Embakasi, Kenya
Map of Woman of strength Margaret Nduta Margaret Nduta is a mother of three and his work is to sell potatoes in the market the small profit she gets she takes them to a home where many children's gets help from her.The woman is as hardworking as the safari ants and many times she gets money her head beats the home first she never forgets to take the money to the home big officer mister Paul Muigai who helps the children's by giving them shelter and foods.Nduta never sleeps if she knows that she have not taken the money to the home in Kitengela. Read more.
Related to project keywords: profit, mother, work, small, market

Brick Making

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Brick Making Many people are doing it and some are planning to do it. Despite some tedious work involved in it, it quite earns some cash. Actually most of the materials are locally available. Many people are making bricks from a specific type of soil in which they sell the bricks at a lower cost compared to the type of bricks which are more expensive and heavier. Despite the fact that these locally hand-made bricks are small in size and weaker, in that they cannot be used to build a story-building, they are long-lasting and many more people today are using them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lower, work, small, making, sell

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Allison Boiles

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