Victims of the Tornadoes Fund

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Soil Errosion

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Homa-bay, Kenya
Map of Soil errosion Land is the most valuable property everyone could have and boast for whether rich or poor atleast the large number of the population around the world one can occupy a portion. The soil errosion is the removal of top layer of the land by an argent to other part of the land. In our village we had a working group sponsored by united nations of environmental (UNE) which bought for us the working equipment for atleast to keep our work easy and fit. Loading where there's gully, splash, sheet, or rill errosion could be identified what a great job! The village smiles very good and attractive. Read more.
Related to project keywords: removal, identified, work, great, keep

Cholera Outbreak

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CHOLERA OUTBREAK A cholera epidemic is sweeping across Kenya with 4,700 cases reported in the past month and 114 deaths in what officials are calling "one of the worst outbreaks in a decade" The most stricken areas are arid areas of Northern Kenya. The scant rains have meant that many people are surviving on dirty, germ-infested water which is how cholera spreads. The drought has left thousands of people malnourished and weak, making them vulnerable to infectious diseases. The public health Ministry issued an alert and says that a lot of funds are needed to help curb the cholera outbreak to ensure that the people don't get infected and malnourished. Read more.
Related to project keywords: officials, thousands, worst, areas, making

Police Officers Turning Guns Against Themselves

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Central, Nairobi
Map of POLICE OFFICERS TURNING GUNS AGAINST THEMSELVES Policemen in kenya in particular have been reported recently to be turning on their fellow collegues a issue that has brought a great controversey between the officials.Experts say that they think that pressure,stress and emotions are left to blame in such scenarios.Homes and families are left without their breadwinners thus the mothers end up being prostitutes in the street of Nairobi for them to get money to sustain them.police commissioners is helping solve this case by decreasing the work load and even introduction of week's holiday away from the bustle of the barracks. Read more.
Related to project keywords: officials, work, homes, families, say

Causes Of Poverty

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of Causes of poverty Many people wish to live well, eat and not work for it. People want an easy life and are involved in shoddy and corrupt deals to acquire wealth fast. An individual laziness may be the cause of their property. People action are also the couse of poverty for other in this case for instance the destruction of many forests in our country by mankind have resulted in rivers drying up and climate changes such as reduced or loss of rains which farmers depend on their crops and their income corruption in the importation of maize or sugar from other countries may resulted into lack of market. Some of the couses attributed to fate which only God can control an example for this is a case where communities are in a very fertile area with high rainfall while others are in areas with severe drought and have to depend on relief for their food. Floods destroy some areas every year well others are well drained and experience no floods. Read more.
Related to project keywords: work, year, areas, loss, property

Post Election Violence

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of POST ELECTION VIOLENCE I will never forget the days and events that took place in 2007/8 post election violence. People were eager to listen for the coming new president. After the president was announced, chaos broke out because he was wrong president who was not expected. People started fighting among themselves and also went a step further killing among themselves. This resulted in breakdown of buildings and a lot of property was stolen from business centers. People, animals and crops were destroyed by armed men who were spread in the severe places. Many families lost their lives and a lot of blood was shed. The pandemic resulted to lack of food and some resources in the region. Displaced people were sent to IDP camps to settle there and the country had to depend on organizations like the UNICEF and COMESA to import food and facilities to help people affected. Education was also interfered with because many schools opened late and had to keep the candidates ready for the national examinations. From that day, Kenyans do not want to remember what happened and vowed never to repeat such again. Read more.
Related to project keywords: region, families, days, keep, resources

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