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

Plastic Bags A Threat.

plastic bags has been a problem in the whole country especially my region where nobody cares on how they are desposed or kept. Paper bags have done alot of harm to peoples soils as most of them have been burried in the earth and thus affecting soil fercility.In the previous years peoples farm production has reduced drastically and the cause is the non-biodegrade able materials which are buried underground.Something needs to be done to atleast recircle this bags within the region so that people do not dispose them off carelessly.It may creat jobs opportunities among youths if all bags that are wasted are collected. The enviroment will also be clean and no much work will be done by the municipal council in cleaning the town.The moves by the youths to collect garbage will help in ensuring this is the achieved hope all will be a success.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by 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: Bukhulunya, Nairobi, Kenya
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