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

Housing Problem

Proper housing has been a major concern among most of kenyans especially those living in urban areas (towns and cities) In Nairobi there is a constant increase in population adn howevermuch the population has been increasing,housing problem has always remainded a challenge.Most of the people working in towns dont get better pay so this forces them to look for cheaper housing facilities.The cheap houses are only found in slum areas. An example of slum areas is Mukuru.Most houses are single rumed and not well ventilated.This has prompted the government and other parties to coem in and put more effort in making sure that the state of the houses i improved. Through the programme is helping the residents,more houses still need to be built to make sure the shanties are eradicated.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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