Improving the Quality of Life for Children


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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.

Clearing The Smoke On Addiction

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Meru, Kenya
Map of Clearing the Smoke on Addiction A year back a friend of mine had made resolutions to quit smoking. Unfortunately he did not succeed. This was mostly because he was sidetracked from his good intentions to quit and was misled into thinking that he could do it by switching to 'light' or 'mild' cigarrettes, presumably to migitate the risks posed by regular cigarettes. This made him to believe that those cigarettes yielded substantial reduction in toxin exposure and pose less health risks. However, on switching to 'light' cigarrette brands he became less likely to quit smoking and the situation was worse for him fopr he started developing serious complications. Luckily his peers took him to a small organisation in our area that helped transform the lives of drug addicts. At the organisation he was most effectively treated with a combination of drugs and given specialist behavioural support. With time he showed quick progress and after one year he quited smoking completely. Read more.
Related to project keywords: complications, health, support, year, believe

Recovery Of Hope In Life

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of RECOVERY OF HOPE IN LIFE If you are only imagining and contemplating that Aids might only be appearing bad without really being sure, then confirm by me that it is really bad. I t is really cruel. It is merciless. Aids seems to summon all problems on earth when it visits an area and a a family at that. In 2004 it happened to me. I qualified to step in the serious footsteps of such an experience when both my parents ceased to maintain their passports of this world. I suffered thereafter but luckily Hope in Zion came in handy to redeem me. I have provision for basic survival since they took me in 2009 and i must really appreciate their provision of Education for me as a key to my future. They do not have a stable funding but i believe their good work touches God and sponsors may come soon to support us. Erick Oduor. Read more.
Related to project keywords: support, world, future, believe, serious
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Project Leader

Madeleine Buckley

London, United Kingdom

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