Give Clean Water to 1000 Families in Latin America


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

Water Purification

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Water Purification In my region, most of the drinking water had for a long time been contaminated and sometimes could result into the disease, This could sometimes happen even if the water was boiled thoroughly. However a certain company improved the situation when it introduced a certain gadget to the community members used to purify the water, known as Lifestraw. It showed the people how to use the gadget and for now things are in place.Water from rivers, streams is now purified and made easily consumable hence is encouraging for such a trend.Community members are really happy. Read more.
Related to project keywords: drinking water, water purification, contaminated, easily, use

Water Purification

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of water purification Access to clean water has been huge problem to my community.the water that happens to be in our springs,dams and river is mostly contaminated. boiling the the contaminated water for purification has been our only solution towards accesssing claen and pure water however this initiative has not been good enough to curb the menace to do with water-borne desease which on its side has resulted to deaths of a few both children and adults.luckily about a year ago a certain swiss company came to our region and helped us deal with our situation.they brought a gadget named lifestraw whose role is to filter and purify the water . through these gadgets which have been spread evenly, people are purifiying their water before they use to do things like cooking and drinking the inicitive has greatly reduced the incidences of contraction of water-borne deseases. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water purification, contaminated water, contaminated, deaths, good

"life Straw" Water Treatment

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of "LIFE STRAW"  water treatment There is this equipment introduced in our municipality, the so called "life straw" The distributed claim that it helps to purify water, They say it even cleans mud-mixed water. We now can use it to clean our drinking water other than boiling which wastes resources like firewood. We nolonger also buy chemicals to purify our water, these chemicals, researchers claim that they contain harmful substances that harm our bodies, the chemicals also is expensive given the effects of inflation from the rise in oil prices. Read more.
Related to project keywords: drinking water, clean drinking, expensive, given, helps

Addressing The Needs Of O.v.c.s

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF O.V.C.S Aphia II has been been a special project but it ended early this year it has been helping orphans and vulnerable children country wide the project has been helping so much size some families are headed by children and joy find that a kid is going to school and he/she can't provide to the family but through the help of community health worker registered families where getting their donations and that was a good idea which succeded to the community and longing to see another one which will be of great help to our families like Aphia II. Read more.
Related to project keywords: community health, health worker, families, needs, great

Educating The Disadvataged

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Buwunga, Uganda
Map of EDUCATING THE DISADVATAGED Given the meger resources they use to improve the lives of children in the community ,Nakiyaga concerned community-a community based organisation has gone a step ahead in educating community children who are disadvantaged by providing them with scholastic materials and also constantly and frequently maintaining these kids to prove that they attend school. Read more.
Related to project keywords: attend school, frequently, community based, use, given

Environmemt Conservation

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Environmemt Conservation I started this charcoal project like three years ago when the government illigalised the cutting of trees at our local forest. that automatically made the unemployed and i thought of other ways of making money.Then an idea came to my head that really inspired me.I thought why cant i make economical charcoal instead of using the normal one which is so expensive,smoky and very uncoonomical.I bought one bag of normal charcoal crushed it into pieces then mixed it with mud which was very efficient and economical when being used instead of the normal charcol. So i started this project and named it. ECO-CHARCOL PROJECT,my charcol is cheaper and more economical than the normal one people really love my charcoal and they buy in very huge quantities. We should use this methods so as to conserve the environment and prevent global warming. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cheaper, efficient, expensive, methods, use

Water Is Human Want

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Miharati, Kenya
Map of Water is human want In the resident of Malewa who has vowed to never let this important project to passby without benefit out of it. Its the project that is enlighting people on how to trace and locate water points.They do train individuals on the same. This was done by Mr Nicholas who gave survey in my place whereby he personally came to my home. Currently,i have started digging the well of which i have good projection ovwr it.The water i will get will serve several purposes like irrigating,for domestic purposes and also for construction if necessary. Its apositive take that teach every person ought to undertake for safe water consumption which are less polluted if taken care of.This water are also reliable. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe water, serve, done, person, teach
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