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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:

Feeding The Poor

I can recall in 2008 whereby the residents in Kiambu suffered a lot because of shortage of food and reliable rainfall. my parents had no other option except to start calling for help from the government but the government didn't reply anything. The other countries agreed to assist us as residents in Kiambu District, my family and other families also agreed to be helped by the other countries neighboring us, parents and children joined the occasion and they were educated on how to manage a disaster experienced in some of the areas neighbouring us. We nos started going to school and as pupils we were healthy and we got our rights as children. The Ugandans came and joined the programme and they provided us with enough food and needs and we thanked the Ugandans Society for helping us on managing the drought which we experienced in 2008. In 2010, we were now having much problem on drought and we also helped the countries that assisted on helping us on drought disaster and we hoped they could often come and visit us when we expect them to come. The programme prevented drought on each country and the whole world.

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera - Fort Jesus, 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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