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


In Kibera there are no government clinics or hospitals. The providers are charitable organization Eg. AMREF which has greatly helped health care wise.They do a great job and they en courage all the people to have free Hiv test and if positive they are also encouraged to take anti-retroviral medicine (ARVS) They offer free medical services to sick patients whenever possible and they have a wing of taking care of disabled persons or people who cannot go to the hospitals.They also workshops, trainings and seminars to teach citizens on good and healthy practices for a better life. They have a programme called Community Health workmanship which is basically about taking basic health care facilities to every homesteads in the slums including the grassroots. This has proven to be helpful and now the hospital is not overcrowded as it used to be because of their useful trainings. I really thank the Amref organization for being our one and only health care in the slums.


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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