Urgent Information for Haiti’s Earthquake Victim

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GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

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.


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of JOKE A woman wanted to reach her husband on his phone but discovered that she was out of credit. She instructed her son juniors, to use his own phone to pass across an urgent message to daddy who is at the site. After junior had called, he got back to mummy to inform her that it was a lady that picked up daddy's phone the three times he tried reaching dad on the phone (woman!!) She waited impatiently for her husband to return from the site. Immediately she saw him, she gave him a very hot slap. Whilst the man was trying to ask why? she repeated the slap. People from the neighbourhood rushed around to know the cause of this. The man asked junior to say what the lady said to him when junior called. "Mteja wa nambari uliopiga hapatikani kwa sasa" meaning "the mobile subscriber can not be reached for now. Please try again later" and the people were amused and nobody could say anything. Read more.
Related to project keywords: urgent, reaching, inform, use, mobile

Story Writer

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Port Au Prince, Haiti
Map of Story Writer My story is about a story writer - an author. I met him and we went around Haiti to find out about what is special in Haiti and the first person we had talk to is a fisherman. He was telling us how hard it is for him to go out and fish. At the same place we talked to a guy selling brooms and he was telling us how hard it is for him because after he makes the brooms its so hard for him to sell them. He asked us for help by buying from him but we couldn't help him by buying so we helped him by letting the international media know about his situation. I met the story writer while working with ABC News. He was from Nigeria. Read more.
Related to project keywords: haiti, find, situation, media, news

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