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

Roads Within Slums

Kibera being a slum is well known of inaccessibility by vehicles. This situation was tried to be changed ny the Care Kenya when they started working on the foot. the organisation wanted to enlarge them so that even the most interior part of Kibera is accessed by vehicle like for fire fighter,ambulance or even funeral vehicles.The biggest challenge they got was that the foot path cannot be widen in most parts because of the compactness of the house and the paths. This made the organisation to promptly stop this work. they also received hostility from the people who did not understand this work. This made them to leave the work.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Care
  • Related to CARE

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
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This story describes a...
good idea that failed
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