GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

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

Men In Mathare

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of MEN IN MATHARE Men are always mostly regarded as the bread winners in a society but what if the man cannot provide food for the family? In Mathare,men are really struggle to make ends meet.Most of the men perfom tasks that are much tiresome just to manage raising a family.They work from one construction site to another insearch of opportuinities that could have not been filled by others.These are opportunities of offering man power. Some men also engage themselves in workshops others work as watchmen during the night those who work as watchmen are employed by smaller firm or even construction sites and schools. The main challenge is that most of the men lack proper education hence they cannot complete for other employment opportunities that require skilled labour. Read more.
Related to project keywords: workshops, raising, engage, complete, site

Hope Through A Burning Experience

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of HOPE THROUGH A BURNING EXPERIENCE My name is Rose Akala. I am a member of Usife Moyo Women Group in Kakkamega Central. I am HIV positive, a condition I have lived with for the last 7 years. My husband died 2 years ago. I have had a big problem bringing up my 3 children who are also in school. I found a reprieve in Usife Moyo Women Group which has been able to cushion me in the hardships, the traumatic/low self esteem emanating from this cruel experience. We have undergone a contineous counseling and workshops as we work hard to find alternatives of making ends meet. I have learned how to do business and farming at an improved level through acquired skills from the capacity building initiative we get from the Group’s trainings. Also I have had a boost from table banking and merry go round by this Group. Read more.
Related to project keywords: workshops, capacity building, trainings, alternatives, children school

A More Freer Environment For The Ngo Council

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A MORE FREER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE NGO COUNCIL The NGO council is a champion of common man on human rights and the general welfare of the social value in relation to community development. This Council have definitely stamped its participation in a very vital role that makes the world a better lace to live in.With the new constitution in place in the history of Kenya,the NGO council has gone more vigorous with the freeness that enable them to be more bold. For it to be really effective as it now is the NGO council has contributed too much to the community in western region. two months ago the council organised a workshop on awareness raising on issues to do with human rights.Now members are aware of their rights. Read more.
Related to project keywords: community development, workshop, raising, value, effective

Tysa Football Club

in Trans Nzoia East District, Kenya
Map of TYSA football club TYSA football club is a team that have bring piece in the community. the club was situated by a person who decided to help talented boys and girls to show there talent. the club of TYSA is helping even not only to show talent but even to take talented people outside the community and the country. the benefit of the club to go outside the country to show their talent is that if their is a talented person. some clubs of any country may decide to envite him for the benefit of the club but he/she will be given money for helping the club or team. that is not all, i am not going against te proverb which says, give a good speech for anything good and give a bad speech for anything bad. also TYSA have help talented players to have their passport. the passport is an important document for a citizen, because he/she can not cross the boundary without it and it is not easy to get it because of long process to follow. that is why i like TYSA ever and forever. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clubs, boys girls, forever, document, benefit

A Granduale Change In The Society

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of A GRANDUALE CHANGE IN THE SOCIETY It is like seven years that have been passed away as I have been remembering this story.It is a story of being inspired to reform a child to be an adult. I came to realize this when i entered in primary school some years back.My mother was the first person to give me the basic education like how to feed,the same being clean but he feiled to give me the primary education like how to know reading, writing and proper dressing. It take some short time for me to realize this since I came to meet myself in such situation.I was a useless child to be important person in the whole society.Due to this grandule change and reformation I meet myself at higher class where the whole community started having a big hope upon me to bring light and poverty in the whole world. Due to this wide path at reformation i came to thank my teacher and the whole school society for this support and calling all the parents to be their role model to their children to take them in school for the reformation to be adults. Read more.
Related to project keywords: short time, reading writing, adults, adult, path

Innovation Through Team Spirit Confronts Every Obstacle

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of INNOVATION THROUGH TEAM SPIRIT CONFRONTS EVERY OBSTACLE I am Anthon Fabiano, a member of Youth Action Group. it is a great development for the youth to discover themselves and their potential. When we started the Youth Action Group in 2008, we quickly solved a problem of the poverty levels in our community. Mainly it is the perception of the youth that sometimes contributes to the rate of poverty. if they put more emphasis on action oriented instratives, this steers change, on the other hand the vice versa only serves to contradict the whole idea for negative outcomes. My experience through being a member of YAG is that benefits it in reasoning together, confronting inpediments as a formidable;e force and a batallion. I have been able to grow in knowledge, found solutions to my many problems and progressed well. I have been able to move from one level to another and sharpened my dreams for even more wild ambitions. I really need sponsors to do even more. Read more.
Related to project keywords: potential, quickly, vice, serves, confronting

Realizing,identifying And Using Potential To The Fullest

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of REALIZING,IDENTIFYING AND USING POTENTIAL TO THE FULLEST Mathare Youth Group,(MAHTGRO) as they call it is full of young energetic boys and girls who have come up together and started this small community based organisation. They have been able to reach out to the community and sensitize them on HIV/AIDS,proper use of condoms,importance of proper nutrition among others.The good thing about this group is that they way they use comical skills by acting to schools and community members as a way to mobilise them to came to their events making things so easy for them when they want to pass out any information. To sustain the group and themselves they have an income generating activity where they do different thing like urban agriculture,this is where they plant sukuma wiki,spinach,onions and tomatoes in sacks after they have grown they sell it to the community. They offer community cleaning services, they wash community toilets,They do poultry agriculture.This among other ways on how this youth have employed themselves other than staying idle at home. Read more.
Related to project keywords: boys girls, potential, urban, sustain, identifying

Child Labour

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of CHILD LABOUR Child labor is a quick phenomenon that is fas and rapidly growing in these region. Having been born and brought up in an area where sugarcane plantations characterizes the farms and big trucks carrying the cane to the factories, many young people who do not understand labor laws get involved directly in wither packaging, cutting, and guarding the cone together with adults. They end up with small wages which do not sustain them or their siblings & parents. The Kenyan law is very strict on child labour but facilitation of the law is adamant slow and lacks willingness to curb. The ministry involved is currently on a crackdown to curb the vice and is advising the parents to stop what they are doing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: adults, sustain, labor, directly, gender

Values Clarification

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Values Clarification Identifying ones personal core value is the first step in practicing personal values development once you have clarified and prioritize ones value then you can focus on bringing them to life.Our school counsel always told those words.After finishing high school i went to the outside world more inspired and motivated to face the challenging world with the best of my knowledge.and this has turned out to be one of the best things and teachings i got from high school,since my hard work belief and focus after realizing my dream of studying medicine after my high school .Thanks to Mrs Nafula who inspired me to become who i am today. Read more.
Related to project keywords: personal, studying, value, values, challenging
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