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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Matter Heart Run

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of MATTER HEART RUN we hear of people dying of heart problems or even other serious heart issues and the annoying part of it all this is that most of the victims are young innocent children. Its for this reason that matter hospital came up with an initiative called the Matter Heart Run.It is a yearly event where people have to attend a marathon. During this event one has to register by buying a t-shirt at a thousand kenya shillings,shoes at 700,and a cap at 250 ksh.All this money is taken towards raising money to help the victims of heart failure. Then at a set date everything is done people gather then collectively run.At the end of the event there are examples of children who have benefited and gotten a life from the whole idea. The hospital also makes a point of looking for donors.At the end any time there is the event there always is a kid innocently hoping that a someone would be touched and help raise funds to give a hope ,future and life to these innocent kids. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hoping, yearly, time, done, date

The House Thief

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of THE HOUSE THIEF My husband was very rich during his time here on earth. His wealth was incomparable to any persons in town and his good hospitality earned him even alot of favour and security as the people around were willing to protect everything of his due to the fact that he helped them. The outward security was perfect but inside things were bad. My husband's money just vanished any time he left the money without proper care. Sometimes even in our bedroom things were not safe. It was difficult to trace the person and accuse anyone because so many people lived in our house which was absolutely big call it a bungalous. This situation persisted for a very ong time untill one day I suggested to him that we secretly buy surveillance cameras and place them in our house. So we did that and we taught how to fix them on our own. At night we fixed them in four strategic points of the house and went to sleep. No one knew of the new changes except me and my husband. Four days later, we noticed that ksh 10,000 had gone missing. We checked and reviewed the cameras and sure enough we found out the long time thief. One person whom we thought to be very innocent had been the trouble maker in our home. He got sucked while we still maintained the secret in order to get others who might still be operational. Read more.
Related to project keywords: perfect, time, care, place, safe

Western Kenya

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of WESTERN KENYA In Western Kenya, the most attraction to foreign is the great Rift Valley, lakes. Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika. All three national parks in this area offer the only safe opportunity to chimpanzees in the wild today. the habitat of these areas are a merger between Western and Northern. The Western area is so remote that travel by roads is necessary in order to experience this lovely site of western Kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: habitat, offer, great, safe, opportunity

Special Creation

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Special creation For long tome the answer of the question of how life first began and how the great variety of animals and plants came into existence was provided by religious writings such as te Bible and Koran. These narate the whole universe and all it contains was created by the action of a supreme Being. (God) To "create" mans to bring into existence something out of nothing. This belief is called special creation. This belief holds the following views on the bright and nature of life : That life was brought in to existence by a supreme Being. : That life forms were created in a perfect and have remained unchanged over time. : That this knowledge is base on faith and cannot be disputed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: perfect, time, long, great, special

Farming Improvement

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Farming Improvement My homeland is a place blesed by frequent occurence of rainfall.Thus our place is highly fertile.We do practise different type of farming.Due to our luck,the information about fertility of land spread out and various organisation paid us a visit to come and inquire how we normally carry our our farming. After conducting a reconnaisance one of the organisations said that though we were lucky we were not using the land adequately.They said that by using traditional methods we were reaping less results though we didn't know.They then promised to assist. Within sometime they organised trainings and projects on better farming methods.The community was taught about modern methods of farming e.g Zero grazing,crop rotation in farms,use of manure and much more.After the frequent lessons,we applied the methods and to be frank,i can say it has done wonders.Alot of harvest and profit has been gained and people are now benefiting alot. Read more.
Related to project keywords: applied, place, done, use, information

Education The Strength Of The Community

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of EDUCATION THE STRENGTH OF THE COMMUNITY My name is Promise Khahisia .I learn in Highway ECDE centre.To me centre is holder of life .It has ensured so much hope for me even when for sure i had lost much of it following the demise of both my parents .Although it is hard to forget the painful reality ,the trauma and despair ,the environment provided at this centre has the necessary care and cushioning against painful experiences.There is encouraged and counselling to add to teaching that is very practicly facilitated .Just like I am called by name ,I also promise to make the best use of the opportunity in life to learn to the highest level. Read more.
Related to project keywords: trauma, care, use, opportunity, life

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