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

Post-election Violence

The 2007 post election violence saw many get displaced from their homes. People's homes and property were completly destroyed. Those whose property got damaged were of different ethnic background different from the home region. This had virtually commenced after many people disagreeing the oucome of the election results. Those whose candidate did nt make it, resoted to violence claiming that they had been denied the opportunity on lines of corruption. The chaos thus erupted in the whole in the whole country.People who got displaced fro their homes found themselves in internally displaced camps sometime later, them, together with their families. life was really hard for them.Accessing things like food, cloths and shelter was bring problem.They stayed hungry at times in those camps untill Red Cross Society came to assist. They did this throughout the whole experience until the war was over.Though they did not fully meet all the needs but at least they did something to them which made them smile again.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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