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

Building Toilets In Our Community

people living in kibera slums have suffered for so long they mostly luck facilities especially toilets.Good houses is also a big problem to the residents .We could help ourselves in a paper bag and throw it away.We couldn't even care where it would go .Many families were suffering from cholera and typhoid because everywhere in our5 community was too dirty and people were dying every time but there was an organization which took place and changed our life.UNICEF organization was the one which came up and built some toilets in some places.Nowadays our community is clean and tidy.So thats why we thanked this organization because if they could not be built many Kenyans especially who live in dirty slums have already lost their life by now.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Unicef
  • Related to UNICEF

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Village, Nairobi, Kenya
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