UNFPA: Clean Birthing Kits in Emergency Situations


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By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of  Mid-wifrey In kibera there is a women who is a mid wife and helps women during pregnancy by massaging them to leave them from pain. She says she got that talent during war in 1982 where her grandmother and her assisted a women to give birth.she only charges sh 30 for massage and if a woman cannot afford it she does it willingly without pay.She is un inspiring women, though ashe is of age she stilldesires to go and get education on mid-wifery so that she can be able to assist pregnant women more effectively. Read more.
Related to project keywords: pregnant women, un, women, woman, age

Constructing A Health Center

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of constructing a health center For a long time now my home village was in dire need of a health facility. the available health facilities were it was a big a problem . it made it hade for mothers to give birth in a safe and sound way, people to get healed on time etc.however, a lobby made by APHIA II an NGO made it possible for large health center to be constructed. it together with other organisation. joined forces collected funds and put up that important facilities. the center has been of great benefit to the people and has seen the situation being calm. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health facility, safe, put, situation, mothers

Cleanliness Maintanance In Kibera

By a male, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CLEANLINESS MAINTANANCE IN KIBERA This is a society that helps people to maintain cleanliness here in kibera and know more information about cleanliness.Those people who are clean knows very well that cleanliness is next to Godliness.Clean people know the risk of playing with dirty things which can cause very bad and common disease such as Bilhazia, Typoid and others.those people who are engaging themselves should try as much as possible to maintain cleanliness. Read more.
Related to project keywords: maintain, risk, clean, disease, helps

Crazy Farmer

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of CRAZY FARMER A farmer and his son were leading a domkey to the market to sell it.On the way they passed some girls and one of them said to the other "look how silly,Why are you walking When you could be riding .So the farmer put his son on the donkey's back and continued towards the market.They came up to a group of old men who were talking and one of them said"see that is what i mean .there is no respect for age anymore,why is the father walking while the son rides. Hearing this the farmer made his son get and walk while he rode .In a little while they came to some women who said to the farmer what a bad father he was for letting his son walk while her ode so he took the son and together they rode not far they met a farmer who said"you must be crazy to ride that donkey. By the time you get to the market you r donkey will be tired looking bad you wont be able to sell for a good price.You should carry the donkey instead of thee donkey to get tired.So the farmer got down and they carried the donkey. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mean, women, little, put, age

To Stop Curruption In The Country

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of TO STOP CURRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY Many people are practicing corruption in all over the country.Sondu becoming one of the fown which have currupt people.Including the police men and the police women.For instant the government have discovered those people and now sondu is on the fire because of currupt.What do i mean is that traffic police now as we are breathing these times they are not working. More also many institutions have also stoped working because of corrupting in there work.We are calling uborn those who wants as to surport the government to continue stopping corruption in the country. This is due to the support of the member of the Nyakach who stopped the police who were working in the road or on the highway of Kissi Kisumu.These policemen wanted the MP to give them money for the soda.Then he caught them saying this man have big mistake.Why isn't that don't have respect when tried to stop him. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mean, women, working, wanted, including
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Project Leader

Olivia Ryan

NY, NY United States

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