Mfangano Island and Bicycles for Humanity Colorado


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

Motor Cycel Boda Boda

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of MOTOR CYCEL BODA BODA My community in Western province has for long been known to be a bodaboda zone or a bicycle zone.The number of bicycles in the area grew rapidly form the time of colonial era when one of the Wanga leaders Nabongo Mumia acquired a bicycle from the British. From that moment on wards bicycles have been part of traveling tools in the western community of Kenya. Anyway why this venture has provided employment to many even to those who work in a company that sells this motorcycles and its spare parts in the area. Read more.
Related to project keywords: bicycles, bicycle, motor, tools, time

Careing For The Environment

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CAREING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Our environment holds the basics to our life.most cities residential s in Kenya have very poor environments .mostly in the slums and other parts of the towns. There are lots of uncollected gabbage and poor sewage systems which burst and flow into the streets leading to unpleasant smell. The city and city and town councils only clean the city centers while they forged the estates especialy the slum areas which hold a big chunk of gabbage Some private companies occasionaly offer cleaning sessions within the estates but there is still much to be done.more organisations need to link up with the councils or even the residence in order to carry out frequent clean ups so as to keep the environment clean. Read more.
Related to project keywords: frequent, basics, kenya, need, parts


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of TRANSPORT Transport is the movement of people and goods from one place to another. Common forms of transport include: Traditionals. Examples- walking on foot; horse drawn, ox drawn, means, camel carrying luggage and canoe. In Kenya there are modern. Examples such as people travelling on foot, use of animals like donkey and camels, bicycles, cars, buses, lorries, tankers, ships, trains, aeroplanes, helicopter and pipeline. Main transport network in Eastern Africa. The earliest roads to be built in Kenya were the Mackinon road from Nairobi to Kibwezi and the road from Nairobi toPort Victoria in Bussia district. Today there are many roads link between urban centres in Kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: bicycles, foot, kenya, place, transport

Child Abuse

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CHILD ABUSE Child abuse arises due to the fact that parents have either neglected or do not care about the lives of the children. Child abuse can be in form of physical assault to the child or early employment (at an age lower than 18) In Dandora, most people who transport meat to and from butcheries are young underage children who claim to be employed by the owners of the butcheries. They are given huge portions of the animal meat to transport to various places e.g hotels and restaurants but they get peanuts in return in form of payment. Because the children should be in school, there are attempts to always block them from being employed at the butcheries. This is a challenge because the butcheries still deny having employed underage children. They are frequent check-ups by the police to ensure that no child transports meat but more still needs to be done. Read more.
Related to project keywords: frequent, having, form, transport, employment

Resist Use Of Drugs

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Resist use of drugs The story am going to tell was inspired and taught me so much in life. Drugs are a menace to the society today. Many youth have em,barredon drugs and forgotten their vital responsibility at the society. Many rural areas here in western province kakamega county have farms but no one to fill just because young people say they need more request work /jobs other than working in farms. Their is need for youths be educated and taught that there is what even pays more. An organization came into my village out documentary on the new number as today drugs they even rehabilitated some girls and currently are at a children home. Read more.
Related to project keywords: inspired, society, need, today, currently

The Journey

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE JOURNEY There was a man who controlled a big turnable bridge . For ships to pass through river . the bridge was placed with its length running parallel with the bank. At other times, a train would need to cross the river . the bridge was turned sideways across the river. One evening, as the passengers train was approaching, the man realsed that the locking control on the riverside was not working. he ran over the bridge to manually hold the cover in the place , or else the 300 passengers would plunge into the river. thes lives depends on his strength. Then from across the bridge he heard his son shout "Dad, where are you?" The train wass too close to allow the man to see and rush both to the lever. Either there people nor the rain or his a little son. must die. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cover, need, place, times, hold


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Western, Kenya
Map of FLOODS There was a time when some parts of the country were covered with floods especialy most parts of Rift Valley. It was during the evening hours when all over the skey was covered with dark clouds one known as Nimbus,people were warried so much because when it rained in those place floods might blow away the properties and even kill or swept away people. When the time reached,the rain began to fall down heavy floods came an caused alot of harm to people and even to all living things We all find ourselves in misfortunes,by the mercy of God and for those who managed to be a life we were provided food by food organisation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: time, living, place, parts, hours

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Mike Lover

Englewood, CO United States

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