Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:


Hotsun-karibu kibera foundation was a project that was started by westerners namely Jacob Elliot, and JACKSON, EDWIN. They were impressed by some young men who made pottery and metal structures e.g statues and equipments like wheel barrows. The name was derived from how the sun is when they are at work which is hot(because they used to work in the direct hot sun). The westerners were amazed by the creativity of the young men and they decided to collaborate to form the hotsun organisation. It has now employed over 50 youths who were idlers in the streets and it has been their main source of income. To work efficiently the westerners bought the neccesary equipments and tools and the boys would do what they do best and alas it was a booming success. We know have orders from foreighn countries for our products and we have benefitted alot from this organisation.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Hot Sun Foundation
  • Related to Hot Sun Foundation

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I helped make the story happen

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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: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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