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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:

Relief Of Darajani Youths

A group of youths in my darajani neighbourhood used to lie idle in the area.A couple of days later,a group calling itself IFESH came out and took the youths out of their bleak plight by opening for them,a number of income generating projects. The first project was the construction of a green house structure.The structure is used to develop some crops like hybrid tomatoes,water melons and such like crops that can be sold for a huge profit,for the youths. The second project was a pay-toilet and pay-bathroom.Residents of the area who cannot access toilet and bathroom facilities,pay a little fee of Ksh.5/= to use the facilities constructed in darajani,and which is under the care of the youths. Both these projects and another one have been generating income for the youths and kept them busy as well as preventing them from engagement in crime.

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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: Darajani, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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