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

Internally Displaced Persons

The 2007 postelection violence saw alot of people being displaced from their homes.The war erupted after certain communities declaring that they had been denied their right to power. Eternity increased,tension engulfed the whole country and not only did people get displaced but some died due to war that took centerstage.All the property of some individuals got destroyed completely.The displacement of people from their homes saw them being branded the name internally displaced persons.With no one taking action,Red Cross mobilized other companies which then started offering assistance to this people be it food,be it clothes and actually and actually they were happy as much as they were struggling alot.


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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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