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


Toilets were a major problem in my community,and this made people help themselves in areas where you never expected them to help themselves.In my hometown busia things were even worse because the environment was now changing and in almost everyplace one went the of human waste could be evident and this polluted the atmosphere so the market place this was a problem because there were no toilets where people could help themselves and therefore they ended up in nearby business and unfinished shops. For a very long time this was a problem and one had to walk at the middle of the road in order to avoid stepping on human waste.this problem reached the municipal office and a solution to this was sought.the board decided to use some or a portion of the allocated money to construct modern toilets in some strategic places in town where people would go pay only five shillings and help themselves.this was a good idea that worked and today the behavior is very minimal and to complement that this toilet have provided employment to watchmen and cleaners and today the atmosphere or air is for sure clean serine


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

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
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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