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

Clean Hands For Disease Free Body

One evening while heading home I saw a primary school girl buying a shack by the road side. She started eating it by pinching a small piece and putting it in her mouth. After getting closer to her I realised her hand were dirty. I then called her and told her that it was not good to eat with dirty hands, I advised her the important of cleaning her hands before eating so as to avoid diseases such as diarrhoe, cholera among other disease. Since she had been given the snack in a paper I adviced her to use the paper to hold the snack and not to use her hands directly to get the snack to her mouth. After telling her that, I saw a smile on her face and as we walked on I saw she did what I sayed,I was happy to have taught a young girl the importance of ensuring her hands were clean before eating anything.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to CLEANLINESS

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Lucky Summer, Nairobi, Kenya
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