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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:

Our Precious Borehole

In the village where i was born,we fetch water from a spring.But the hill we have to climb is very steep.so one day, a company known as KEFINCO came to the village and drilled a borehole. The villagers were very thankful to the company.This led to the lighting up of the village with electricity and water.However the project was short-lived. There came a time when water decresed in our rivers and so the amount of electricity went down.Hence the whole country underwent power rationing. People went back to their old ways.They abandoned the borehole thinking that power rationing would last forever.People from the neighbouring village took the advantage and destroyed the borehole.Since the borehole was destroyed efforts have never been made to bring it to life.

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  • This story relates to food and shelter
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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Chavakali, Sabatia, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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nobody
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