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

Community Water Project

In 2006 before the post election violence our community came and sat down to discuss a certain organization that would help people in the future or any time.They discussed many topics but they stopped in one that was community water project.It was started like that because it was a community group. Time went by up to 2007 where now the election of presidential site are electric.People know whom they are going to elect for the sit of the president.People vote quietly but before the result of the winner the ECK chairman refused to give out the points because someone who was respected to be in that chair failed to do it.People starts to go on strike and broke so many things that help people no water was seemed to be found.We in our community we were very happy because we were not struggling to searching water.So the people of other community could come and search water in our community.All we know that water is life and we can not do without drinking even a drop of water so we were very happy.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: KIBERA SELVES GROUP

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 creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mashimoni Laini Saba, Nairobi, Kenya
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