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

Economy Of Kenya Raised To New Standards.

The economy of the world has gone to high standards. Kenya has also suffered the increase in economy. Since the prices of Kenyan fuel had increased, it caused life to be hard. People had to walk to work, the prices of petrol were high thus people could not afford. Petrol was not only affected but also kerosene. It is well known that most civilians in Kenya use Kerosene to light lamps, to use it to cook. The increase led to students being affected since they could not read as kerosene was a problem so they had to sleep early to save money. The government of Kenya stepped up by reducing taxes on diesel and kerosene but not petrol which is commonly used. Up to now, no improvement has been done.


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 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 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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