Your junk can be someone’s treasure

30 Dec

I had to reblog  this.

Kevin Aloo

  • Yes, that you might be seing as junk in your house could be someone’s treasure somewhere in kenya, I share this story with a lot of pain in my heart when sometimes I find my hands tied struggling to help these young children suffering from cerebral palsy. It pains sometimes that’s their parents can’t afford even the money for their therapy and that’s why I came with an idea of training them on how to make african sandals so that they earn something to put food on their table and be able to pay therapy for these children. Magdaline is in her first day for the training on how to do the beadwork but our main challenge is where to put her three years daughter Gift, who’s suffering from cerebral palsy. We only have one option with us, though it might look painful but that’s the situation I need to…

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Your junk can be someone’s treasure

15 Jun
  •         Yes, that you might be seing as junk in your house could be someone’s treasure somewhere in kenya, I share this story with a lot of pain in my heart when sometimes I find my hands tied struggling to help these young children suffering from cerebral palsy. It pains sometimes that’s their parents can’t afford even the money for their therapy and that’s why I came with an idea of training them on how to make african sandals so that they earn something to put food on their table and be able to pay  therapy for these children. Magdaline is in her first day for the training on how to do the beadwork but our main challenge is where to put her three years daughter Gift, who’s suffering from cerebral palsy. We only have one option with us, though it might look painful but that’s the situation I need to share with the rest of the world, Gift was tied with a piece of cloth on one of my chair in the workshop so that the mother could be trained. This hurts a lot but we depend on people like you reading this article to support us in anyway you can, By buying our sandals you support a family here. They’re handmade sandals made with these wonderful families. The other option of helping us by donating to us those you call junk in your house, we need wheelchairs, mattresses, blankets, clothes, toys, financial support or any other support you can give us to help these families

THE MASAA MARKET.

4 Sep

IMG_3242 The MASAA MARKET is a market that was founded by Happy Feet African Sandals and Rona Foundation to help the widows, orphans,disabled and the youth to come and sell their own crafts. The people who sell in this market are the same people who make the things they sell. This is a market without brokers. Like as seen in other markets, where brokers hike the prices of products, in the MASAA MARKET you deal with the producers themselves, the widows, orphan, disabled and the youth. The Market was Launched on 31st August, 2014 at Meladen Restaurant in upperhill near Nairobi Club, Kenya.This idea come into place as we were looking for ways of fighting Widow abuse in Kenya, and we came to realise when this widows are empowered and given some work to do they will depend on themselves and can stand strong infront of the abusers. HAPPY FEET AFRICAN SANDALS is an organization that was formed after a long struggle of Kevin Aloo( the CEO and Founder) in Kibera slum. The story of Happy Feet African sandals will be the next topic in my post.Rona Foundation which was also founded by Roseline Orwa, is an organization that deals with widows and orphans and its story will be in our next postings too. WHY THE MASAA MARKET? here you promote the widows, orphans, disabled and the youth directly as you interact with them face to face , unlike in other markets where you deal with brokers who doesn’t even know how to make the crafts. A purchase in MASAA MARKET, you promote a widow, an orphan, a physically challenged person or a youth in Kenya. Buy Kenyan build Kenya.

No matter the challenges we can still do it

10 Mar

may God bless the work of our hands

Kevin Aloo

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How the global banana industry is killing the world’s favorite fruit

3 Mar Featured Image -- 239

wow!!

Quartz

During harvest last year, banana farmers in Jordan and Mozambique made a chilling discovery. Their plants were no longer bearing the soft, creamy fruits they’d been growing for decades. When they cut open the roots of their banana plants, they saw something that looked like this:

A Cavendish ravaged by Tropical Race 4. A banana plant ravaged by Tropical Race 4.

Scientists first discovered the fungus that is turning banana plants into this rotting, fibrous mass in Southeast Asia in the 1990s. Since then the pathogen, known as the Tropical Race 4 strain of Panama disease, has slowly but steadily ravaged export crops throughout Asia. The fact that this vicious soil-borne fungus has now made the leap to Mozambique and Jordan is frightening. One reason is that it’s getting closer to Latin America, where at least 70% of the world’s $8.9-billion-a-year worth of exported bananas is grown.

Randy Ploetz, professor of plant pathology at University of Florida who discovered Tropical…

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China is now India’s top trading partner and one of its least liked

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thats so funny

Quartz

India and China—two massive, neighboring Asian emerging economies, each home to over a billion people—are on the way to forming one of the world’s largest trade relationships. According to a study by the PHD Chamber of Commerce, an industry trade group in New Delhi, China has become India’s largest trading partner, with Sino-Indian trade reaching $49.5 billion during the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

According to the study, China has edged out the United Arab Emirates—India’s previous top trading partner—and is comfortably ahead of the US and Saudi Arabia.

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China’s newfound role as India’s top trading partner is a sign of growing “south to south” trade. Both China and India are among the world’s top trading countries, with 35 countries naming China as their top trading partner and six countries naming India as theirs.

But Sino-Indian experts say economic cooperation between the two Asian giants is still hampered…

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HTC employees indicted for leaking upcoming smartphone secrets

27 Dec

thats the problem of trusting employees with information

Gigaom

HTC vice president for design Thomas Chien, along with several other HTC employees, were indicted on Friday for allegedly leaking company secrets, accepting kickbacks and misreporting expenses, reports the Wall Street Journal. This isn’t exactly a surprise: Chien and others were arrested in August after an internal probe incited by complaints from HTC chairwoman Cher Wang.

Chien is alleged to have leaked upcoming phone design reference – reportedly for HTC Sense 6.0 – to a partner he was planning to begin a new business with. In addition to this, Chien and five other employees have also been charged with receiving 33.57 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.12 million USD) through kickbacks from suppliers and misreporting expenses.

The report doesn’t name any other employees outside of Chien, but HTC research and development director Bill Wu and design team senior manager Justin Huang were named as part of the probe over the…

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