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

The War Of Drought Is Over

It has been long, Since we were born we never had a good source of water in our community. and this was a big problem in the time s of drought, Many people together with animals were always dying due to lack of adequate water supply in the community. This made our people worry on how they will one day solve this big disaster of water shortage. It was until 2006 November when people were approaching the generation election when one of the candidates promised us that when we elect him as a member of parliament in the comming general election he will dig up for the community wells and any other source of water. People were happy about it because this was the only big problem we by then. By the time elections reached, we as a community organised ourselves to elect him thoough he was not from the same community but because he was ready to help, solve the problem that has been disturbing us since pre-colonial, we decided to do him that favour and by now he is still an area mp. A year later he he came back and fulfill the the promise he gave the people.We as a community really appreciated his effort to help us get water very easily compared to some year back. He helped the community but not only the community but his country as a whole.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Nyarombo Vilage, Migori District, Kenya
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