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Poverty Eradication

Jiggers are menace in rural parts of Kenya including Muranga. But Recently the jiggers survivors in Muranga had something to smile following a bumper banana harvest a project funded by Ahadi Trust Kenya in a bid to eradicate poverty among the jiggers and beggars. They work by boosting the business of once affected by jiggers and practice good hygiene. They also offer soft loans to them as a way of kicking away poverty example is Anne Njeri who was once rendered a beggar due to the condition the jiggers had put her, she could not work or do anything due to this painful condition. After the Ahadi Trust (K) visited her and helped fight away the jiggers she was free to do business, she is a green grocer cutesy of the soft loan offered to her.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Ahadi Trust Kenya

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  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kwa-wathiong'o, Muranga, Kenya
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