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The Longlasting Heroes And Heroines

There is a story of a group found in Mathare North Nairobi Kenya. It consists of 32 members who involve themselves in gabbage collection in exchange of money. It was formed back in 2008; it was after the two principals of the country Kenya who collaborated and brought peace in the country. These guys deserve all the respect. Instead of stealing or involving themselves in harmful activities to them and to the society at large they took advantage of the enviroment and made something good out of it. This group is very much honoured because their was to be a cholera breakout. I am just judging from what I saw. The enviroment in this beloved area was dirty. These good guys came to our rescue by organising themselves without the help of any politician and they removed all the dirts. We have a reason to celebrate them even if they aren't famous in the whole country and even the world to us they are our heroes and heroines and will also be forever.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare North, Mathare North, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
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social
relations
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opportunity
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well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
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people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
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