Safe Water for Indigenous Schools & Villages


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Purification Of Water

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Purification of Water Ever since the lifeshow gadget was introduced in my home area, life has been on a smooth run. The gadget which purifies and makes dirty water safe for drinking has helped curb waterborne diseases. previously lack of clean water was just a big issue. The diseases, which are dangerous had led to many deaths. Even boiling the water wasn't enough to the contaminated water safe. Introduction of lifestraw by a certain swiss company has thus been of great help to swiss company has thia been of great help to the community and the whole district at large. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe drinking, water safe, lack clean, clean water, large

Sponser By Docter Ann Gloage

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SPONSER BY DOCTER ANN GLOAGE Mashimoni is one of the schools in slums and the last three years when i was in class four Mashimoni has classrooms made of mad and the floor was not cemented, their was no water to drink and our school looked like a desert, dining halls were not there and there was no enough stationeries in our classrooms and the blackboard had crack and it looked like tortoise shed and no toilets. But God sent a savior all the way from Scotland to Kibera in Mashimoni and she was called Docter Ann Gloage who is now sponsering Mashiomoni and she is now doing a very good job to mashimoni and even giving us things that we never even taught of, she is also a sponser to other schools in Kenya and she also offers the needs to the poor and orphans and she dosent choose who you are whether black or white, short or tall, fat or slim for her if you ask she will give it to you. Docter Ann build for us classroom which are cemented and gave us stationeries and food which is plenty for all of us and she bought tanks and several taps which never miss water when dry or not for her she makes sure we have everything she built for us toilets and fenced our school, she planted trees and grass and built gabions to avoid soil erosion and for now we have no problems and gave us free uniforms and bags for carrying our books to school. What kind of a person is Docter Ann for sure? she gave us everything and we promise not to let her down for learning and now Mashimoni is one of the best schools in slum and we are happy as a king. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water drink, choose, schools, years, tanks

Clean Water For Better Lives

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Clean water for better lives Water harvesting has of late became one of the major challenges the people from my village Emukaya face. The area is rich in rainfall and other water sources faces faces the challenge simply because they lack the basic commodity and equipments to keep the water safely for domestic use especially drinking. Cabda an NGO dealing with water as a major resource in the area to help those without the capacities to come up together hence assisted in construction of large tanks for keeping water for use. Many of these facilities have been constructed in the village and they are engaging others who didn't take it up. Thanks to the organization for the water I drink today. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water drink, rainfall, tanks, especially, clean water


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of MIRACLES Miracles do happen,but in the case of today one has to be cautiouse of fake pastors who are just greedy for money. In my community it happened that a certain young man by the name Kelly was found to be HIV/AIDS positive. Though he was still healthy,sometimes he would fall sick and again recover. One day he fell sick but it was not as usuall because this time the sickness was persistant. The young man went to a certain pastor who told him to give him Ksh 10,000 so that he would be prayed for and the HIV/AIDS disease would be cured. Kelly did that and he was prayed for.Things seemed to have got well because the moment he was prayed for,he started to be well and for sure he believed without a shadow of doubt that he had been healed and he even refused to get to the hospital and be tested. Three years later he was struck down and so another pastor told him to go for a testing and if found to be HIV/AIDS positive then he advised to started the ARV treatment. Kelly couldn't accept the pastor's advice and thought that the pastor had no faith to heal. So he continued to be sick and months later he died.This was hurting because of how people just choose to die ignorantly because of what they stand for. Poor Kelly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sickness, choose, get, time, years

Simple Idea To Turn Fortunes Of Needy Villagers

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Migori, Kenya
Map of Simple idea to turn fortunes of needy villagers Five years ago,a meeting outside a gress-thatched house did not look like the ideal place to hatch a great ideal place to hatch a great idea for charity.But looking back Erick Omondi is greatful that he and three families that formed blue cross did not get discouraged. Started as a prayers group,through donors,it has grown to a community based organisation helping thousands or orphans and vulnerable children,tens of widows and the elderly.The founder families were all affected or infected with HIV/AIDS.The organisation work with orphans and vulnerable children through empowering and compassionate caring responses. Read more.
Related to project keywords: simple, thousands, get, place, families


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of DISRESPECT I was a peer counsellor during my times in school.I was chosen because i knew how to relate with people.My fellows were fond of me and could share anything with me.Everything was smooth and good untill i reached the last class Just as i was about to finish my form four i got my self in a very big mess.Some rumours were going around about two girls that they were lesbians.Instead of me facing the girls and ask them i collaborated with my fellow.I guess by that time i dint care at all besides i was finishing school. To make matters worse i was one of the girls who supposed what happened and then i started the gossiping even worse.Yes i regretted it because that wasn't me.The two girls were so much affected until they reported us to the deputy.How was i even going to explain myself.Atleast for the others but me as a peer Why did i even get involved at such.So later on we were summoned to the office and we were really quarelled especially me.I felt it because it was wong on me to do such a thing.Instead of find the problem i was the one creating the problem.It like we had no respect at all. Read more.
Related to project keywords: time, problem, just, especially, share

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