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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:

Housefly Riches

Mr.Lesuron comes from a community which believe that flies are a symbol of wealth,are part of their lives and a sign that the community is doing well.the more flies hover around your eyes the richer one become therefore they do not clean their eyes as dirt attracts more flies. This belief is presenting a serious medical challenge since flies are the main cause of trachoma which is the world's leading cause of blindness. Officials from the safaricom who sponsored a medical camp talked to the residents about the importance of healthcare and education for development The youth in this community are gradually shedding this tradition that has led to the spred of trachoma among the old fork.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: SAFARICOM ORGANIZATION

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to Friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Pokot Town, Pokot, Kenya
Map of HOUSEFLY RICHES
 
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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