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Poverty Eradication Via Joined Efforts

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Wakiso, Uganda
Map of POVERTY ERADICATION VIA JOINED EFFORTS It is rare to find men groups working as a team to fight poverty. This is more common among women. Bukoko joined hands - a Men's group joined efforts and bought five hecres of land from which they grow various crops, rear pigs and even long bricks which they sell at the end and shave the money amongst themselves and save the rest to enable the group's activities. By now they have two motorcycles and hope to buy tents and chairs to hire them so as they can get out of poverty. Read more.
Related to project keywords: land, women, hope, working, buy

The Crocodile Attacks

16-21 years old, in Murang'a, Kenya
Map of THE CROCODILE ATTACKS Gaturi village was in a sad state. It was in the rainy season and most rivers had flooded. It was a flat plain land. However the menace was the crocodile attacks on villagers. Ten people had already succumbed to these attacks. Crocodiles were everywhere due to the floods and attacking anything on sight. The red-cross attention had been caught by this serious situation and as quickly as they could come to the rescue. Most of the villagers were airlifted to safer zones and those wounded but not yet dead due to the attacks were given medical aid. The villagers were fed, clothed through donations from citizens the state and the crocodiles handled by the KWS to ensure everyone was safe from the attacks. It's now been a month and everything is back in order. Trenches have been dug to avoid floods in another rainy season and the villager's economic is flourishing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: land, back, economic, villagers, ten

Dairy Farming

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Mala, Kenya
Map of DAIRY FARMING After completing school, I wanted so many things. I wanted to change everything around me. But I knew for sure that I had to start from somewhere. I had only one dairy cow, I inherited from my aunt. The cow was malnourished and bony. It was in bad shape. I thought what to do for some time before I decided to visit the local agricultural research institute. There was the beginning of all my success. They taught me how to feed and administer drugs to dairy cows. They even visited my home and gave treatment to my cow. Today I have ten dairy cows that are healthy and admirable. I distribute milk to all the villagers. I am making more money everyday. Read more.
Related to project keywords: start, agricultural, villagers, ten, cow

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