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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:

Water Is Life

In north eastern part of our country there are too many people who can dig the farms and grow crops but the only challenge they face is is that there are no rains in that region. The only source of water is from lake turkana but it dries up. One day there was a group of tourists who visited that dry place and saw how the condition was. The tourists assisted the north eastern residents because they bought water by pipes to the farms of the people which facilitated the growth of different spices of crops, during long drought lake turkana dried up and there was no any other source of water to their farms.The pipes stayed under ground for sometime and when the villagers were not able to wait for water from lake turkana they started to remove the pipes under ground. In the process of removing the pipes out they destroyed them and water could not flow through them again.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kisauni, Mombasa, 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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