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

Women And Children Health Care

A woman who is probably a house wife in my community has very weird thoughts about giving birth in a hospital i met a woman who explained to me how she had given birth to all of her five children. She said that all of her five children have been born at home by assistance from midwives. On the contrary she had never taken any of her children to hospital for immunization or have the children have any serious sickness falling on them. The first born who is around ten years old says he cant remember when he was sick. Though they live in a very depressing environment engulfed with poverty and struggling with life , the children consider themselves safe health wise. My main concern was that how many women in the village escape medical attention at birth yet they deliver safely and children have no sickness. What about the day when there will be an outbreak amongst these children. These women need to be advised because this may cause total sickness for their children in future.


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