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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:

The Crocodile Attacks

Gaturi village was in a sad state. It was in the rainy season and most rivers had flooded. It was a flat plain land. However the menace was the crocodile attacks on villagers. Ten people had already succumbed to these attacks. Crocodiles were everywhere due to the floods and attacking anything on sight. The red-cross attention had been caught by this serious situation and as quickly as they could come to the rescue. Most of the villagers were airlifted to safer zones and those wounded but not yet dead due to the attacks were given medical aid. The villagers were fed, clothed through donations from citizens the state and the crocodiles handled by the KWS to ensure everyone was safe from the attacks. It's now been a month and everything is back in order. Trenches have been dug to avoid floods in another rainy season and the villager's economic is flourishing.

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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 security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Gatura, Murang'a, 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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