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

Clean And Save Water For Drinking

In Lukusi village in kakoyi area, there was only one source of clean water for chunking. The source was the spring.This spring was unprotected and prone to contamination. The children were affected near the springs likewise to animals. This springs with time became a source of water borne diseases like diarrhea. Many people were suffering alot by frequent visits to hospital for a disease which they have easily controlled given the knowledge. thanks to KAMADEP which come in handy in water and sanitation project. The spring was protected , well built and fenced contamination cannot happen again from the year 2007 to date, the prevalence of water borne diseases has reduced and the water is clean and safer for drinking


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kazi Mashambani Develoipment Project(Kamadep)

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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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: Kakoyi, Kakamega-north, Kenya
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