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

Life Stran

During rainy seasons, people in my community have been suffering due to the flooding of the rivers that made the water from rivers dirty and change in odour. It's also during rainy seasons that clinics and hospitals in my community register high number of patients suffering from typhoid. This has been the problem until recently when Festa guard company introduced life straw an equipment that's used to purify water until its safe to drink and use. Water poured into a dark blue container which has a prefiller the removes coarse dirt particles, plastic horse which allows water to flow into the membrane cartriddge the retains bacteria, viruses, protozoans parasites. Red bub tool for cleaning membrane catridge and Light blue trap which is an outlet of purified water. At first this equipment was given to every household in my community by this company and since then life has been different with few cases of typhoid reported and availabilty of clean water to drink.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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