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

From Nothing To Something

There is the prime minister of Nakuru county .He had decided to visit a place in Nakuru called Lanet .He was very disapointed as the prime minister to find that the place did not have neither toliets nor water .He found that people had to carry out water for about ten metres to where they could find atleast one jar of water which they bought it at a very high price .He also found out that the place had good and fertile soils but because of lack of water for irrigation .The prime minister decided first to build for them toilets .He organized a group by the name "iko toilet" but no sooner had they started to dig the toilets than the municipal council of Nakuru said no to this effort .They said that water is life and should be the first thing to be build in that place , so they both agreed that they should fulfill human wants first then they come up with toilets.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Lanet, Nakuru, Kenya
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