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

Making Informed Choices

On my first day as an intern in Community Transformers Organization, I attended a workshop facilitated by APHIA II organization to teach commercial sex workers the importance of making informed choices while working. For example, the women were asked if they were to choose between getting sh.5000 and having sex without protection they may end up getting HIV/AIDS disease. Which was more costly having the five thousand shillings that could end within a week. The organization also taught the women how to use both the male and female condom. They were also told about T.B disease how it spreads and importance of visiting a doctor when anyone experiences a cough that lasts for two weeks. After the discussion the women were given a chance to talk to the nurse who had come to meet with the women. The women were also given free clinical cards where they were to get free screening for sexualy transmitted infections/ diseases as were as get advice on matters relating to sexuality.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mathare No. 10, Nairobi, Kenya
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