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

Water At Home Is Life At Home (waholiho)

Lugulu/Bwalipo water project is a community water initiative intended to benefit about 20,000 people in three sub locations. started way back in 1971, it benefited just a few people going to fetch water there and one school of population of 600 having connected pipes. The spring has enough water to serve the people but currently about 8,000 are benefiting through a government grant of US$50000 electricity has been installed , a motor to pump storage tanks put in place and pipes laid to the intended beneficiaries main lines. This water is now lying in main lorries with locks at the end of pipes. no network reaching the homes and also the main lines have not reached all the beneficiaries. Through the same community initiative with a storing management committee, the water networks to the homes can be achieved if a little boost comes from thoughtful source. The government is known to dug its feet and is also known many of its projects become white elephants


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  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Butula, Busia, Kenya
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