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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:

Keeping Oedema At Bay

Oedema is the medical term for the swelling tissue, it occurs because of the excess fluid created by ones pregnancy and is usually concentrated in the lower region of the body eg ankles. Racheal had this problem and when she visited her clinic was adviced to walk around every hour to prevent fluid build up, she was also told that lying down can help and also to drink plenty of water to clear up any fluid rentation.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Keeping Oedema at bay
 
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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