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

Promoting Rural Energy Sources

A few years ago, in my rural home Kitale-kiminini, an american organisation promoted rural electrification and my grandparents home was among the first homes that benefited. The community members were asked to become members to a project named ANGAZA. The members were asked to pay 6000 to obtain gas cylinders, workers and light bulbs for the project. After the members had been given all the tools/equipment for the project, they were charged a small fee to refill the gas cylinders. They used them for cooking and lighting homes. The members were then asked to pay sh 300 yearly for the continuity of the project but later the project started diminishing especially in the use of the light bulb as most homes got electricity from Kenya power and lightning company. The remaining continuing part of the project is the use of the gas for cooking , as most members still have the cylinders that they usually refill at the projects station that is built in the community for easy access to the members


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

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kiminini, Kitale, Kenya
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