We Still
Alive

An African Story.

Man standing in field in Kenia

One Story at a Time

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

Michele

Founder & Main Editor

Objective

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 Ololaimutia (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.

  • Fundraising

Fundraising

Blog

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. 

Michele

Founder & Main Editor

Thoughts & Posts

Anonymous2

"Today, I feel weaker than yesterday. I probably have a fever. I do not think I will be able to go back to work soon. I may be told I have malaria. We all know what it does to the body of the people living in this area."
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Anonymous6

"Today, I am wearing an orange t-shirt. I wouldn't say I like this t-shirt. I have never told anyone the one that is my favorite. I never told anyone of the day I even received it. It was my first football t-shirt ever gifted to me. I like it so much. I try to hide it. I have to, or everyone here would try to take it away from me."
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Anonymous10

"Today, it is different. I lit the fire outside the house with some old wood and dried grass I picked up today from my neighbor's backyard. I prepared Ugali. Mum prepared the meat cooked upon this fire. And while my Dad lays on the couch, I smile."
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David

"Today, I smile. I smile because I know most people from this area and I are doing a great job. We have been working so hard. It has been many years now, and we can finally see the results. We have been restoring Ondiri to its original shape and function."
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To Who We Aim to Donate

We Believe in: 

  • 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.
  • Additional research for water improvements in the area of Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara, Kenya.

We donate to

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.

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Alive

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