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

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

In Western Kenya, most have had this problem for a long period of time ,not only the childrens ,adults ,but also the old aged.They all knew that all hope is lost .Suddenly , a lady came with a heart of gold decided to help those infested with the parasitic animal jigger .Since the children's parents were unable to buy them shoes the went barefoot, this increased the high chances of being affected by jiggers.The jiggers live in tropical regions and lay eggs under a persons skin causing painful areas on the skin .She travelled to most of the villages in western Kenya soas to help those who were infested with jiggers.Cecilia Mwangi is still continuing with the aiding those with jiggers .She showed many how to prevent having being infested .Her services were roaming all over the country .She was posted on billboards .Since in Western Kenya , health centres were scarce,she then decided to offer her services to prevent many from being infected by jiggers and other parasitic insects.Truly the witty men wer not insane when they said prevention is better than cure.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi City, Kenya
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