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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 Scarcity

The North Eastern parts of Kenya is known to be having water problems which has led to the death of many people and livestock at large. This has led to the people drinking animal's blood which seems not to be a solution. The boreholes have dried up hence catapulting the risk of dying in the area. Having watched this on television decided to save the lives of these people. Jirl Pergl, a Czech philanthropist decided to buy water and take to various schools where thousands had turned up to take the water. The problem which seemed to be a challenge to the government and local citizens was solved by Jiri. Now the people live harmoniously and happily having got water, especially the school children who are most beneficiaries.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jiri Pergl

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Garissa Town, Garisssa, Kenya
Map of WATER SCARCITY
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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