Solar power to illuminate 350 villagers in Malawi

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Kahinga Water Project

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Muhotetu, Kenya
Map of KAHINGA WATER PROJECT Kahinga water project was established in year 2000 aiming at developing a water spring in laria.The group realised the need to provide water to the people living around by cearing the bush around the spring, harvesting the water and taping it to supply to the people. Due to financial constraints the dreams of these members did not come true leaving the people around to suffer for this basic need(water). The spring is in an arid area where people esp: women an d children walk long distances searching for water. If developed the spring has a capacity to yield an average of 500-1000ld which is suffiecient to supply at least 50 house holds. I would like this project to be considered for funding to see the people in laria enjoy the basic need easily. Read more.
Related to project keywords: women children, average, need, year, developing

Curbing Unemployment Among The Youth

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of curbing unemployment among the youth majority of youth have been idling around due to lack of employment opportunities. this has in a way made them to engage in vices like drug abuse,heavy drinking and probably theft activities. however the youth enterprise fund initiative under the prime ministers office has seen many youths transforming their lives. a significant example streams from my area where a certain group of about 20 members come together and obtain a loan from this fund.With the loan they started businesses which within a year had expanded even helping to repay the loan. they also used the proceeds to purchase a land which they have used to carry out farming. For now they are wealthy and this credit can be altered to the youth enterprise fund. Read more.
Related to project keywords: probably, purchase, area, way, year

The Lazy Boss

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE LAZY BOSS He takes advantage of his post to manipulate the female client who are weak to his offers.Questioning all all workedat kibera Hamlets they will tell you that they do not know how they fall into his trap.But ahead they would tell you that he would refuse to release their salary is you did not give him what he wanted . I worked in his organisation for four months as avolunteer and because i was handling employees pay salary he would ask me to delay some of their pay for even one or two weeks. Most of the ladies who come to work here were of more problems and depended on this small pay so when delayed they would take step to the authorities around, but they never took any step to as they were afraid of this man. But it was never known why he never even compromised with even you young girls. Read more.
Related to project keywords: client, female, take, small, know

Healthcare Is Vita

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/kibera, Kenya
Map of Healthcare is vita The last of accessing quality medical service,has continued to rise in the recent years.Many of Kiberans find it hard to acquire this services. Despite this the medicines sons Frontiers a belgian organisation has provided them this important need of life at an affordable price. They can now access health care at fare price compared to government hospitals which are more experience. It gives new hope for thousands of kiberans who would have failed to live due to the cost of healthcare. Read more.
Related to project keywords: healthcare, health care, live, services, cost

Need For Clean Water

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Need for clean water We were visited that day by an organisation that worked with food & water security. That morning our home was clean before 10:00 AM. The guests had arrived. They introduced themselves and we did likewise. My parent was a small can that was used to purity water for domestic use and consumption. They explain how to use the can (life-straw), and also explained the need to drink clean water. After the session the guest left after taking details of their clients. The process was conducted in the whole location. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clients, home, need, small, use


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Technology Our teacher had always taught to think always out of the box being innovative is being innovative is the only way to fit in the always developing the world. Technology has evolved to the point that if you were technologically handicapped you won't be able to fit in the outside world. we were encouraged to know the computers so that in the outside world we won't face any problems when we are looking for employment. That's what encouraged me and my friends to develop an agricultural software to help in farming with the help of our teacher that's seeing farmers plant right crops to pant and when to plant them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: innovative, way, know, right, developing

Last Poultry

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Jinja, Uganda
Map of Last poultry It was a Sunday evening at 10am when our neighbours poultry was stolen,the woman was not around but when she came back she found the door were the poultry lived when it is open when she tried to look inside she found nothing inside instead he found there only light which was on.She asked the neighbour hood but they didn't tell her anything right now she is stuck because she doesnt know where to start from. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stuck, know, start, right, light

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Rob Schmults

Stoughton, MA United States

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