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

Evil Practices

My home town (Busia) was one of those ugly towns one could ever be during the nights. There was too much darkness in the town and this promoted ar facilitated such practices like immorality and thuggery along the corridors of the town. Businesses were closed very early in the fear of robbery and insecurity that was very rampant in the town. From my childhood this a major problem in the town and no one liked to walk in the town during the nights untill things started to change and today I just stand amazed with the beauty I see in town during the nights. Thanks to then Zain mobile company that placed streetlights along the road and the municipal council that followed the suit to place traffic lights along the dangerous streets of the town and today the town is shine and heavenly filled with an atmosphere of freedom and fun during the nights.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Busia Town, Busia, Kenya
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