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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:

Curing The Effects Of Flooding

My name is Albert Karimi, i reside in Budalangi area, Busia district. Sometime back my area got hit by floods from the lake victoria water. That stretch into Busia. Many items got destroyed i.e properties and house equipments were carried away by the water, Granaries got destroyed, animals also dissipated in the process. We were in a total mess were it not for the red cross who visited our village and helped us all the way. They could provide food for us after sourcing from several organisations. This was really encouraging especially for us who had been affected a great deal. Things came to calm along the way but all the credit i give to Red Cross.

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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 physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Budalangi, Busia, Kenta
 
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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