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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:

Opakasi

Teso communtiy in Opakasi village had been suffering so much when it came to the issue of water.The unprotected spring in Opakasi was a very dangerous lace due to snakes and rapists who inhabited the bushes that surrounded the spring.The water from the springs was also dirty and unhealthy to use and as a result many who drunk it suffered such diseases as typhoid,cholera and dysentry. The case was so for past two decades a typhoid,cholera and dysentry.The area councillor presented the issue to Busia Municipal Council who went and undertook spring protection measures by clearing the bush around the spring fenced it and even made a concrete wall of the spring .The council also installed a chlorine dispenser at the spring and today the Teso Community have all reasons to smile as they draw water from the spring without fears of water borne diseases,

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
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  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Opakasi, Busia, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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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
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succeeded
 
 
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