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


My community was one of those underdeveloped communities in kenya with nothing to be proud of.There were no schools health centres markets or storage facilities even though there was so much agricultural output in the area. Children never went to school and illiteracy was very high in the community children was pregnant women were heavily affected by sickness and disease while agricultural products rot due to poor storage facilities and lack of a market centre where this products could be sold. In 2004 things became different when a new party came into power and initiated community Development funds(CDF) which has been used to construct a primary school around the area and a secondary school thereby reducing illiteracy.A modern health centre has also been constructed and stocked in 2009 a market and storage facility wereput under construction and now there so much development in the community due to the iniation of CDF by the government.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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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