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

Who Will Speak For Them

Noises were all over the scene.Meaningly flickers of fire and black smoke backoned the air as if calling others. A huge fire had to establish its cause had broken out in our village.I gaze it was done to poor electricity wiring in the slum and kerosine stove and lamps. The roads were poor and the fire fighters were not able to access the scene.People struggled to put it out as it rapidly spread.By six in the evening, roughly 1000 houses had been burnt down leaving ashes alone.Many families we left homeless without food,blankets nor any clothing to change.I fell so sad but i could barely do anything but pray for the affected. The government has slept off its duties towards the cities. Many similar incidents have occurred in the past but the government to remember the poor and suffering people in slums vulnerable to such risks


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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: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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