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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:

Alcohol

The youths of our village were addicted to alcohol which is illegal to the government. The alcohol affected them in the same way. It affected the activity of their brain and nervous system. They can not think clearly as well. it makes them think they can do thing better than usual. But the irony is usual the case. It interfered with their judgement and ablity to make wise decision. Furthermore they cannot stand up well and stagger when they try to walk making their lives poor and their health as well as lacking jobs. Most fatal accidents are caused by these youths who are drinking. 1 person becomes alcohol depedent lense suffering severe type of illnes when trying to stop drinking, that the person life hangs on a thread. The youths drunked in order to be happy and sociable without knowing that their money is wasted in such drinks. This problems was ended by village elders who called meetings with the youths and advised them on the disadvantage of taking it and with the help of the police who catched any body who was found of taking it and distorted their drinking which is now is a zerterical site.

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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: Kibomet, Tranzoia East, Kenya
 
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