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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.

Service Delivery

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Wakiso, Uganda
Map of SERVICE DELIVERY The long distance we used to walk in trying to get money from Namanyumba town are now history Thanks for the innovative ideas of MTN who introduced mobile money but more thanks to Mr Sseko Allan area resident of Mpaata who extended the service to our area of Mpaata .Now we can acquire money sent to us by our relatives easily with out spending ten thousands shilling transport to Namanyumba. Read more.
Related to project keywords: innovative, extended, thousands, service, walk

Cation Beter Than Experience

16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CATION BETER THAN EXPERIENCE It was 2009 when M.R NGUGI called us for avery special meeting. The main point was to nature us (youths) from bad companies. He told us real stories of life. I remember him giving cation to A classmate by the name that I cannot say. He told him to take care because we don't know what Kibera in General has for us. He told us that we should be in a position of being self detectors. Unfortunatelly tables turned round to the boy who was told to be cations. The week that followed after the meeting the boy was given a suspension from school. When the boy went outside He joined a group of peers who were bad. Infact it took only one month when the environment took notice of his bad behavious of stealing. you can Imagine how the mob Killed him. This gives me a very strong proverb that I follow Take cation!. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stories, self, environment, main, month


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Emuhaya, Kenya
Map of MEMORABLE I am Linda Okonda, afirstborn in a family of five children born in 1994 in Emuhaya district ,Luanda division ,Ebukhaya sublocation .It was the year 2000 when my father was attacked by a strange disease and after a few months he died leaving us with our mother who after a few months he died leaving us with our mother who followed my father . We were left with our grand parents who are now aged and cant even work in the farm to satisfy the daily need. I was taken by my aunt after doing my KCPE and passed . I was called to join Moi girls High School but I lacked school fees.I was admitted to a private school. The problem is that My aunt does not like me. She always quarrel and I feel hopeless because of the quarrels.She says that she wants a man who she can stay with but because of me she cant doso that I will take away her husband which make me feel uncomfortable. She even don't want to see me with friends of mne.I always remains lonely.But because of school I feel comfortable during school days. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hopeless, high school, disease, months, aged

There Is Hope At The End Of The Tunnel

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega East, Kenya
Map of There is hope at the end of the tunnel M y name is Geofrey Shimenga. When my mother died in the year 2001 i thought hell had broken lose to me. It was a really rough moment. As if that was not enough we had only one year break before my father who was the only hope also quit the troubles of this life. We were only two boys, myself aged 12 and my brother 10 respectively. The experience that later followed was rather traumatising. Food became rare to us as were the other basic needs . In 2007 i passed class eight and was due to join Kakamega High school. This was not to be due to lack of funds. I instead opted for Lwanda secondary. I was lucky when APHIA2 western picked on orphans in that school to support where i was included on the list.My performance improved and up until my kcse last year i have gained hope for a good future. Read more.
Related to project keywords: year, high school, improved, join, thought
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Michelle Walker

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San Francisco, CA United States

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