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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:

Transforming Lives

The poor housing and rapid development of slums and shanty houses has magnified itself in Kenya.It is upon this reason that the U.N Habit made efforts to solve it in kibera. In the first round,close to 3000 people were resettled from Kibera's soweto slum and relocated to new houses in Raila area.The houses are served with electricity and water.Moreover, the rent is 1200 Kenya shillings that can be easily afforded.The level of sanitation as well is very high. However,the programme needs to be refuelled since a large percentage of kiberians live in poor conditions:no clean water,poor sewerage and improper drainage

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Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Soweto, Kibera, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com