Karma Kit: W4W & Clean Water Courier Missions

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By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of ACCIDENTS In this nation (Kenya),There rouse a time when accidents rate rose sharply such that about 500 to 1000 people would die of accidents daily ,This was the period between 2000 and 2006.Most causes of these accidents were overspeeding and overloading of vehicles. Tears passed with the problem utill in strong persistence such that people feared so much to travel and if they did then it was just a miracle for them to reach their destination alive. Then just solution came at the peak of the almost declared national disaster problem .In 2003 elections were held had 2004 a member of parliament by then the honorable Michuki was appointed the minister of transport .In that period he came up with orders that all should vehicles should have speed governors and should strictly carry the specified numbers of passengers according to the capacity of the vehicles.At first the p.s.v operators were against but after full enforcement of the law,the fruits were witnessed.The level of road accidents drastically declined and the confidence of travelling by roads by was again restored and the fear was no more. Read more.
Related to project keywords: destination, travel, travelling, rose, time


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of Talents Jaguar is one of the most known musicians that have set a good example to people.Through his music he has been able to inspire and pass out alot of message.He challenges the politicians whom we vote for to present our plea's in parliament do not do so. This young man has grown up in the streets of Nairobi and knows what it means to live a hard life,what it means to hustle.He has his own businesses that earns him money that he spends on charity. Just recently while walking at at ngara he met \ young man who asked for his support and he bought him a cat that he uses to carry peoples luggages and earn from that.He doesn't want people to undergo what he went through and that is why he is so much into charity trying ti give to the poor. Read more.
Related to project keywords: inspire, support, give, want, set

Water For Families

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Transzoia, Kenya
Map of Water for families Sinoko center in Koplomai division in Cherengani had no water source for the last years the CDF office in the yeat 2006 saw the need because the residents were travelling more than 2 kilometres in search of the precious commodity. The schools also in the neighbourhood of the center, had no choice but also follow the sane cause of the problem. After the borehole was dug in the area, the residents are happy because they get their water in their reach having not to travel Kilometres and the time they lost is now being used to generate income to sustain their families. Read more.
Related to project keywords: travel, travelling, time, years, follow

A Home With A True Call To Serve The Needy

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A HOME WITH A TRUE CALL TO SERVE THE NEEDY I have been the secretary of Kakamega Secretary charitable children Institutions network for over 5 years. Organisations deserve a pat on their back for sacrificing their resources. Some their very life and passion enable children to live a happy life. I must single out Mukumu children s home however that stands out even without a single sponsor to do what other homes don't do. They continue on enduring quite a lot and they always push through a lot of challenges with the dedicated retired teacher who is the director . One would wish to recommend this home for funding to continue even more doing this very noble contribution to the community and society at large Volunteer children officer - Mr. Shikanga. Read more.
Related to project keywords: passion, funding, years, network, single

The Landing Ports

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of The landing ports It all comes down to solutions when you mention AMREF to residence of this area.The many developments in this place is thanks to this organisation. They came in and experienced the black planes and skidding grounds.They having the good heart could not leave without helping the place.They built toilets in places where they needed it.Wherever the corner thats available the toilets have been built.You find more than just toilets we have the bathrooms too.This is an advantage to the toilets we majorly needed.The flying toilets have sucum to the many airports for safe landing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: solutions, helping, place, places, needed


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nothern Kenya, Kenya
Map of INSECURITY Security is a major issue in our daily lives. Though security is one of the rights of a kenyan citizen, some can't even even imagin of it. In Borabu, there have been ferequent attacks by cattle rustlers. Most of the cattle rustlers (bandits) carry with them very crude weapons and even guns that they use against their opponents. They raid at night and take all the animals (cattle, sheep, goats and even camels). These animals they take to further places, as far as Ethiopia and other countries living total destruction behind. Due to the raid, some people loose their lives while others survive with severe injuries. There is an attempt to stop this by sending administration police to the affected best there is still no full change on the raid. The residents have always laid complaints to the government but the response in not satisfying. Read more.
Related to project keywords: change, living, take, animals, places


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of MAYSA Due to the high influx of the youth in the country from schools that being high school and end up looking funds for colleges mostly children living in the slum and this goes to the slum of mathare This has led to high number of youth rolling and involving themselves with drugs and crime in order to make ends meet. This too to the launch of a program dussed major that entered for the education need of the children by introducing them to football thus reducing the time they used in fooling in other words putting that energy in a fun and productive way. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fun, time, way, funds, program

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