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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:

Efficiency In Water Supply

One week ago, our plot had no water for 3 days and we had to go to the nearby river or to the council kiosks to buy water for our house holds use. The main concern was, our neighbours had water in their taps while ours was dry. This was when I decided to call the water offices in town for help so as to know what the problem was. I was very glad when the day did not end before an officer was sent to check and correct the problem. By end of day, we had our taps overflowing with water. The officer informed us that the problem had to be a blockage within a pipe leading to our plot and it had been corrected. This act renewed my confidence in the services of the board and their efficiency in service delivery.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kakamega North water service Board

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Lwatingu, Kakamega, Kenya
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This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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