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

Kenya Is Saved

Kenya the rich, green and country full o wild animal was almost diminishing to low standards. Trees were destroyed, poachers killed animals and the economy of Kenya was going low as the number of tourists decreased due to lack of scenery of animals. Lack of trees almost lead to desertification in Kenya. Lack of trees led to lack of rain in some area which led to people setting to new areas. People were warred but it fall on deaf ears as they taught the business was bringing money to them. A clever woman, Wangari Maathai, came up with a good idea. She herself started as a role model, she traveled to different parts of the country. She planted many trees anywhere she went and she also encouraged people at least the plant trees. Kenya came back to her own status and life became as usual. Animals were taken care of ad Kenya became to high standards.


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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Maraba, Kakamega, Kenya
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