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

Flying Toilets

The issue of flying toilet is common mostly in the slums of Nairobi that are not properly provided with toilets within their residential.The residents hence go ahead to release themselves in polythene bags which they dispose of by just throwing anything especially during the night hours. In Kibera the flying toilets was a major disaster until a few organizations came in to construct latrines which are to be used at a cost.Though the latrines have been built in most central parts of the slum,the cost is considered by the residents to be so high and that they sometimes are forced to us flying toilets especially at night.More latrines still need to be built.


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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