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


Two weeks ago while still carrying out a networking session between community transformers and the community around, i was privileged to meet a youth group made of reformed youths who were once addicts and some had gone to reherb to be rehabilitated. The group in Mathare, have transformed a slopy area near the river that used to be a dumping area where some residents used as their toilet into an agricultural productive area. They have constructed terraces with stone planted vegetables which were growing well. I was so impressed by their effort. During our visit we were assisting them to build a base where they were to put a water tank to use to irrigate the plot. The group have changed the appearance of that place and made it reproductive.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to YOUTHS

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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, Nairobi, Kenya
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