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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

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.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Northern Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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