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


it happens when the price of charcoal increased from 35 to 45 shiiling. A man bythe name Okemea decided to use his mind correectly andhe thought of mixing charcoal dust and the same time he used quite recomendable the idea worked and it was so clear since people use only to buy dust from charcoal and come with heat a long time. Before people could thake that serously they really spend a lot of money to buy charcoal which made them suffer. Now the cheaply affordable charcoal is being used in the community and people could save their money for other things like food, rent, electrical bills and other commercial use. Okemea who is bnow working to improve his idea he has to help so many people knowing are engaged on making the charcoal through that process instead of cutting down on trees while could lead to deffroestration hence dry drought leading to lack of food in the country. The youth are much appriciating the gifts. Okemwa and know they are working hand in hand to make sure that the community has gain the positively not negatively


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Laini Saba, Nairobi, Kenya
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