I am a JewelGirl. What Kind of Girl Are You?

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Sex Worker

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SEX WORKER The life of Lydia was one miserable life ever since she was young. At the age of four her parents got involved in a fatal accident and died instantly living the four years young girl a complete orphan. With no relatives around in the capital city of Kenya Nairobi, Susan opted to live the streets and at the age of ten she got raped during one rainy night in the month of October. This made life more miserable for her and she grew up, she started to get involved in prostitution to earn a living at the age of 14, she had been defiled and she had lost hope of ever seeing light or rays of hope shine in her life. She did the job for 10 years and while doing her job as her sex worker a certain man took her to a lodging and in the early morning a at around 2 am she stole the man's money a sum of a hundred thousand. This couldn't last long as the man later traced her and killed her and the end of Susan's miserable life. Read more.
Related to project keywords: prostitution, am, years, job, hope

A Scholarship To A New Destiny

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Tana River, Kenya
Map of A SCHOLARSHIP TO A NEW DESTINY At 14 kuracha madina has experienced a lot in life,she come from one of the smallest communities in Kenya the munyonyaya,who practice subsistence farming along river tana-kracha,who is from a single parent home,lives in a manyatta and has been a victim of inter-clan clashes.Life has been anything but easy. Madina had worked hard in school and despite numerous challenges, garnered enough marks in her kcpe exams to secure admission to Mary hill's Girl High school.Along she was aware that since independence,very few people from her community had managed & joined university.she wanted & join their league. However,raising school fees was a far-off dream;her family simply couldn't come up with the money.in line with her community practices,madina's family arranged to have her married. Fortunately,kuracha learnt about wings to fly scholarships and applied.To her relief she qualified.The scholarship has rekindled hope & live a better life in future. Read more.
Related to project keywords: independence, girl, family, hope, money

A Great Effort To Save The Women

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of A GREAT EFFORT TO SAVE THE WOMEN My name is Jackline Mulefu the secretary of Kalenda Jua kali women group in kakamega Notrth district.Our group was formed on the premises that it could give women an orportunity to standard their ground in handling their own issues and to be able to confront their specific social economical and physical impedimenta which smile 2006 has been their achievements.I have personally been able to understand my potential and productivity given the exposure i have been availed by this group.I have gained in skills and self emponment that has also provided me with a chance to access funds on winning terms which has enabled me to invest in many income generating activities,that have changed my life significantly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: specific, potential, able, give, provided

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