WeStillAlive - An African Story is a collection of people's Life Stories gathered over my time in Kawangware, Kenya, during clinical work. The stories seek reasons to share better the beauty of the lives of the unique Humans of Kenya. Now partnered with FOBE - For a Better World, a non-profit organization located in Ruthsuru, DRC, WESA aims to expand its actions to communities of Congo and beyond.
An African Story.
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WeStillAlive grows to be a Charity-intended website bridged to a non-profit organization in Kenya, The Marafiki Community International, that promotes the interest and mission to Help Settled Internally Displaced People (SIDP) located in Maai Mahiu (Kenya), a place also called Governor Protector, and the Maasai Community located in Maasai Mara, in Oloolaimutia (Kenya), with a population of about seven thousands individuals, to provide access to improved Water services, through the operative use of elevated structures supporting water Tanks, so to shorten the span of common infections, accelerate recovery, prevent early death, extend population lifespan, facilitate local academic education (particularly for children), and improve the local ecosystem and biodiversity. Now, with FOBE, we are gathering and sharing more profound and life-changing stories from the DRC, specifically from villages of Bulindi, to keep raising awareness of the issues that affect these communities negatively. The final aim remains solid - to keep meeting those populations' needs with donations.
WeStillAlive is a place where Stories of the people I met in Kenya give the readers the chance to expand their curiosity and embrace the uncommon desire to know about people's lives in Kenya. The blog aims to involve readers to agree, dispute, and question the majestic African world of people to share the common objective of helping the unmoving needs required in the developing locations of Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara, Kenya, and also villages of Bulindi in Ruthsuru, DRC.
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Thoughts & Posts
Anonymous46"He taught me that fishing is just like cutting the grass and that, sooner or later, it will grow back up over and over again. There are days when fishing is just such hard work to catch nothing – and the buckets remain empty while driving back home from the river."
Cristina (7/7)"I bought a big sheet and painted a tree trunk and flower stems on it and each kid put a green hand print as a leaf on the tree to create their “family tree” and then they were able to use other colors to make flower petals and butterfly wings with their hand prints."
Cristina (5/7)"When I went around the room to check everyone’s work I noticed the classroom was oddly quiet. I looked at Halima and she had her head down really close to her journal, her pencil held close to the tip for maximum precision."
Anonymous37"It needed both rain and sun rays."
To Who We Aim to Donate
We Believe in Supporting the community of Maasai Mara and Bulindi in DRC:
- Sustainable, always-operative, and effective infrastructures: renovated water storage, filtration, purification, and distribution services as well as constant maintenance of water tanks and pipes to excel in water quality.
- Improvements in local resources: schools and education as well as in the conservation, protection, and management of local reserves (about 70% are managed locally by the representative community), which include most diversified animal species.
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Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara, both northern and western areas of Nairobi, Kenya, are both places, to knowledge and experience, of fortune and sadness.
The population living in those two areas (and more eventually), with supporting evidence, seem to be particularly prone to be successful in sports related to high velocities, such as long-distance run competitions. Genetics and environmental (diet) factors present in this area play an essential role in determining the success of these athletes. Olympians and marathon famous winners in running events are known to be coming from this area. By reminding me of what seems to be unique and astonishing of this population, I have to unwillingly say that this attraction also shades into uncertainty and sadness. Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara are indeed some of the most impoverished locations of the whole African continent. Sanitation in this area is highly inadequate and hardly meets the basic standards of hygiene and water security. Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara are the areas where WeStillAlive focuses its target on and mostly prone its energies to help and provide water services to improve monitoring infrastructures quality and operational structures to water purity and sustainability. Promoting consumer demand and infrastructure renovation such as old water pipes and feces disposal settings are critical solutions and challenges to the issue, requiring careful attention. WeStillAlive aims to give this attention and share the challenges and the results obtained with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. The targeted population for this fund-raising organization is the Maai Mahiu and Maasai Community. It is crucial for them to provide purified water as they are most prone to suffer from diseases (diarrheal disease) caused by water dirtiness and contamination. Even more important are the consequences of water purification, storage, and distribution. Individuals potentially will see improvements in preventing and recovering from local infections and finding time for a well-established education in academic settings (children under the age of five).
Besides its beauty and uniqueness of talented running athletes, this region needs change, and change needs intentions. WeStillAlive considers population healthcare of this location necessary, and through improvement in sanitation and water supply, change is no more a need but a possibility.