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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:

Unprotected Well In Mwiyala

My mother used to send to a nearby well in Mwiyala which was unprotected.In 2009, we started suffering from a water born disease that is typhoid.My people got sick and started diarrhoea ring and vomiting because of the poor sanitation.Others were taken to hospitals but only a few got healed and the rest died.After some time an organization that is western water and sanitation forum(WEWASAFO) came and built the well a fresh and told people to keep their children away from the wall because they are the ones who throw dirty thing in the water.Now our well safe the orgnisation is continuing adhering.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, Kakamega, Kenya
 
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