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


School going children who come from poor backgrounds have a right to every other right despite their background. Many of these pupils especially the girls lack other things commodities which are vital in their life at a certain age. Every woman undergoes their monthly periods so does these pupils who at it all lack the basic commodities to use such as the sanitary towels. Most of them end up using dirty rugs and clothes which are unhygienical to their health as well as not effective. WEWADAFO took the initiative to give each of the girls in upper primary classes two packets of the towels and provided knowledge to them on how to use them. These helped them grow positively minded and with lots of sense of esteem.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Manyata, Kakamega Central, Kenya
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