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


It happens when the price of charcoal increased from 35 to 45 shiilings. A man by the name Okemwa decided to use his mind correctly and he thought of mixing charcoal dust with mad and mix it with water and dried it upfor sometime before used quite recommendable the idear worked and it was so cheap since people called my buy dust form charcoal and do the reaction and come up with heat from along time. Before people could take that seriously, they really spend a lot of money to buy charcoal which made them suffer. Now the cheaply affordable charcoal is being used in the community and people could juice their money for other things like food, rent, electrical, bills and other commercial goods. Okemwa who is know working on how to improve his idear he has keep so many people participating the youth who were working at night to stael from people , knowing they are engaged on making the charcoal through that process instead of cutting down trees which could lead to differentions hence long drought leading to lack of food in the country. The youth are much appreciating the efforts Okemwa and know they are working hand in hand with him to make sure that the community has gain them positively but not negatively.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
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