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

Soko Posta

The Busia market commonly known as Soko Posta in my community was a market full of vibandas and busy areas where people ran to in order to help themselves. For a long time that is decades and decades the market was described as a market of vibandas and kiosks. From an angle of observation be it aerial, horizontal or vertical there was no doubt that the vibandas were really ugly and they made the market place look so weird and ugly. Years late around 2006 and 2007 the Municipal council demolished the vibandas and kiosks and started to set up beautiful structures including a modern toilet at the market. Today the soko posta market is absolutely changed with concrete stalls where people operate their businesses from and even store their commodities. Thanks to this changes by the Busia Municipal Council.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Soko Posta, Busia, Kenya
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