Rescue cats from being euthanized at local shelter

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


By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of INSECURITY Eight months ago,the rate of insecurity increased my regionas in,People were being killed helter-scalterly in their homes.The thugs were breaking inot peoples homes in the night and the steal,kill adn ran away.This made the peopel in my area including i myself to fear even steping out of the house at around eight o'clock in the night as this was their starting time. Every morning we could here moanings and wailings in every place around the village as people were cryign over their lost people. Our chief tried to brong about security but unfortunately he also became a victim as they were out to work at night.Though he was not killed but he was involvd in alot of injuries as he was cat severally by a panga.This was now beyond his control and he called for help from the member of parliament of Nyakach;Ochieng Daima.The M.P took it with a lot of concern and after one monthhe built the police station around my place and sent the anti-stocktake imediately. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cat, time, work, house, control

Living Positively

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of LIVING POSITIVELY As a strong woman makes a strong home,a wicked woman's home with no doubt is always bound to break.Women are considered as the spiral cord of everything,they are that delicate I suppose. Women are more prone to get HIV/AIDS just by the biological factors .Statistic shows that in Kenya women are highly infected(they are the majority)its with this reason that the Kenya Network of Women living with Aids chairperson Asunta Wagura has risen up,announced her status that she is HIV positive.She has in many times empowered her fellow women and the youths.Telling them that they can live positively,go to work like any other person,attend to your duties,but in the condition that you accept yourself,your status and live positively. She has mobilised people through her organization to visit V.C.T centres and get to know their status,KENWA too has a therapy session for those living positively where they get to meet,unwind,talk freely about their status,motivate each other and move on with life. They have helped create HIV awareness,condom demonstration and most importantly fight stigma and discrimination in the communities hence reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.Though Asunta appearance to the public she has been able to challenge thousands of life to accept their status and move on with life.This project has help empower our women,the young girls mothers and even the men.Though women they have been able to encourage their men to visit VCT centres and get to know their status.KENWA has come a long way. Read more.
Related to project keywords: long way, home, just, public, visit

A Man Eater

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of A MAN EATER The people of my community have always lived to tell the horrific story of a man eating lion that had found its way into the village.At night it was terrible ,no one dared to get out immediately the night creaped in .The livestocks in the area had no security because the lion could get into the pens and bomas and eat and kill almost half of them which was a great damage .A lot of people lost their lives through the man eating lion .At day time people walked armed with matches and spears for security purposes and they did so in groups of four or more .The women never got out of the house same to children and no house remained open in anytime of the day. The situation or attention was brought to police by the area sub chief who informed the Kenya wild life service.The Kenya wildlife services later came with a cage and in it placed a fat young cow just to be able to play a trick and trap the lion.So they planned their game and after a long struggle in night trying to trap the lion they finally trapped in the wake of the morning. The villagers at last had the freedom to operate in the area and carry out day to day activities without fear ."Thanks to ,the sub chief and the Kenya wild life service for the save,"that's all they keep saying. Read more.
Related to project keywords: placed, just, brought, save, groups

Steering Efforts To Enhance Food Security

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Mumias/ Butere, Kenya
Map of STEERING EFFORTS TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY As the Director of Vision Packers I am more than glad to state that it is only prudent that we all embrace efforts and skills directed towards raising a healthy nation. However this can never be achieved without discovering the ways and means by which we can feed the nation. It is on this premise that when I was overwhelmed with this idea of starting this project, I couldn't resist it and I bowed to the pressure to do so from 2008. There is blessing as well as beauty that we overcame all odds and rolled it out. I was pulled more with the motherly desire and interest in the lives of people in as far as my contribution to the welfare is concerned, as opposed to personal gain and time has justified my plan. Even as we grossly fall short of any sponsorship we have ensured the processing of high quality PEANUT and SIMSIM BUTTER for a cross -section of the country especially in Kakamega County,empowerment of people with skills, creation of employment opportunities, poverty eradication, improvement of the living standards of the community, promotion of local raw materials usually under utilized thereby economically empowering farmers by buying their groundnuts and simsim as just part of how we truely have been smart. We are the one enterprise that no one will ever find reason to regret sponsoring. Attached NO. 22 OPTIONAL is a pictorial to that effect. Read more.
Related to project keywords: overwhelmed, time, just, find, efforts


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of TEMPTATIONS I remember when i sat for my kenya certificate of primary Education.By then i was staying with my Uncle.Life in the upcountry was quite challenging in such a way that i was financially unstable.He used to work on peoples farm where he was being paid low wedges and sometimes work without being paid.I lost my parents when i was still young. I used to help my uncle on peoples farms while i was still waiting for my results. When the results were out i got 297 and lost hope and did not have any option but to go and work as a house the city.Where i was working i was mistreated and my uncle was not even being paid the exact salary they agreed.My employees husband set his eyes on me it all started that he used to carry with him snacks. One day as i was washing utensils he emerged grabbed me and i was pushedon his bed Before he could do anything his wife who had gone to work appeared and he pretended like nothing had happened when he saw her I was shedding tears his wife said me crying & i was asked what was going on.I was accusing her husband I went back home after reporting to the chiefs camp. I stayed home after one month my uncles friend called him &told him that he was found a free school.My uncle borrowed money and i came and joined a free uncle borrowed money and i came and joined kibera Girls soccer.Although Am facing many challenges like i don't have anywhere to stay .I just want to thank our forme Principal MR TEKA RICHARD who admitted me and my god bless Him. Read more.
Related to project keywords: option, waiting, work, gone, day

Struck Like Lightning

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of STRUCK LIKE LIGHTNING Salome had quarreled with her longtime girlfriend and the thought of abandoning him had just crossed her mind when she met this charming man through Facebook. She had always dreamt of having a Tanzanian boyfriend since it was believed that these men had the charms and romance of Italians. They exchanged photos and started chatting for hours. They became very close and were tight together in a long distance relationship. She started to abandon her classes and not even the talk from her fellow teachers would let her go from her Mr. Prince. The younger teachers were happy for her but the who had heard of the site were against this mobile dating and tried as much as they could to discourage her. Their plea only fell on deaf ears. She would brag to her colleagues how she had met her Mr. Right and Sky was the limit. After dating for a month, her darling decided to travel and visit her. She fantasized of the goodies she had been promised like expensive clothes, diamond etc. On that day she put on her best trouser suit marched with an expensive necklace, her eagerness was written all over face as after every 30 minutes, she would pick up her phone and enquire where he was. He told her that he had reached Namanga (border) and had been restricted to enter kenya unless he parts with Kshs. 10, 000 as they had refused the dollars he had, so she hurriedly sent the amount. On enquiring the 2nd time, he requested another kshs. 10, 000 claiming that he had reached Kitengela and police ordered the amount for the invalid document which she sent again. Hours later, she tried calling but could not be reached thereon. She burst out in tears & when least expected like lightning she had been struck. Read more.
Related to project keywords: time, go, just, having, put

The Story Of Ancient Legends

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of THE STORY OF ANCIENT LEGENDS ''One day i was walking'' to my farm with some of my friend we suddenly noticed that i could of smoke in the bush near the sea shore, the sky was wshing and the grass was still wet with deus.At the time we noticed the smoke were at the end of his letter then we decide to go look what was taking place.we walked for a few minutes because y farm was next to the sea shore before reaching there we saw a black short man kneeling down when burning something but we couldn't see what he was burning the bursh.The we see that person with block short and we were still on our way.After reaching near we saw what the man was burning, he was islander who was brought to work in the pallace together with sons but the king refused when nereve he asked to go back to his main land, the man was cause deedolus and his sons in cares. Read more.
Related to project keywords: black, time, work, brought, see

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Angela Corley

Richardson, TX United States

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