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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.

Working On Bridge

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of WORKING ON BRIDGE One time while crossing the well know Nyali bridge in Mombasa I witnessed a breath taking event that almost left me breathless. One person who was working on some part of the bridge that's at the middle of the bridge some fifty metres above the indian ocean slid and fell into the ocean or waters which are believed to be infested with man eating sharks.This guy never knew how to swim and was screaming for help but it was all in vain as no on me dared to jump in and save the man lest they loose their lives. The police patrols of ocean were no where to be seen and so everyone know that was the end of him but just then someone from where jumped into the water and took the engineer swimmed with him on his back to the other side of the ocean and saving the engineers life which no one knew that he will be alive in the next ten minutes From that very movements friendship was born between the two a friendship that will never ever die. Read more.
Related to project keywords: waters, friendship, event, two, part

A Reformist

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Butere, Kenya
Map of a reformist Rescue centers have done great good than harm to people of all walk of life. Young boys and girls who might have dropped from school for one reason or the other are rehabilitated here and turn back to be useful in the society. Kanda decided to stop continuing with his Secondary education just after doing his primary level. He had undergone an initiation ceremony where he thought he was a man. His parents gave him pieces of advice, warned him of wanted him to take up his learning seriously. He went up to town from the village. He joined a group of bad boys who had ill motives. Their lives was spent in the milling the dustbins. One day, they decided to steal from a famous shop. Their plan succeeded but unfortunately two of his colleagues survived with gun shots. Kande managed to escape and left for upcountry. He narrated his episode. Turudiane rescue center took him and rehabilitated hi by giving training in technical work. He is one of the advanced people in the village. He has also opened up a counselling center for the youth. Read more.
Related to project keywords: continuing, useful, two, society, giving

Hero On The Rescue

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kenya
Map of HERO ON THE RESCUE The cashes begun three days after the general election was held.Many people across kenya never moved away from their radios and television sets in order, not to miss a single word which would have been mentioned by the news anchorpersons.Unfortunately, they were shocked by the results.The elections were rigged.Matters got out of hands after the citizens received the unbelievable news.A serious tribal clash among the citizens broke out.Nothing could be done to bring ot to an end.Close friends and neighbours turned against each other.Many were killed thousands left homeless, hundrends left orphans and widows.Innocent children died of hunger due to food shortage.The country's economy also went down. Before matters could get worse the peoples' hero' doctor Koffi annan, came into the country to rescue the burning nation.After a few days of talking to the two heads of state, they agreed to unite and bring an end to the conflict.The country regained peace and the citizens reunited Doctor Koffi Annan is my hero forever. Read more.
Related to project keywords: thousands, get, state, bring, word

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