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

Giving Birth

Turkana community is one of the communities where a woman is treated as an instrument of giving birth and not a wife or a normal wifw or normal woman. In this community women give birth until their wombs cannot produce any more. I remember while leaving their a woman came to me trying to seek advice from me on what to do beacuse she was 10 years in marriage and already was having ten chilfen and she was carrying the eleventh child.something strange is that this people in the community are not as ricj as much as it remains that they can't remains that they can sustaain or thake care of this children being a nurse by then they can't sustain or take care of his children. I asked her to confirm from the husband. Lucky enough the husband was kind enough to accept the advise and after we did this to this family others with the same problem came trickling and after some time most families started to family plan and the suffering of the women came to an end.


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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: Turukana, Turukana, Kenya
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