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Chorela In Mathare

Chorela is a waterborne disease and it is very rampant in Mathare village.Three in every five children have suffered from cholera and have either missed or gotten poor medication.This is because of the high cost of medication within the slum area. Although there are non-governmental Organizations that offer medication. it is at times very difficult to reach them and mostly they treat specific diseases. One major cause of cholera in mathare is poor sanitation the sewers all open and dumpsites almost everywhere heaped for many years.Children are the most affected because some could even be sported playing around the dirty dumpsite areas. One best way to help prevent cholera and malaria is by collecting all the dirty dumpsites and repairing leem maintaining the sewers.the government has been doing it.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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