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


Kenya is an attractive site for tourists. Most of the people in Eastern part of Kenya leave like refugees in their own country. There the cannot even enjoy their rights and freedom. There is no any crop they can grow, the only green vegetation seen is cactus. They complained to the government about their problems but no one would listen to them. People and children died like flies. Later there was an organization which started to teach them about farming and the method of livestock production. They were taught for at least three years, the people planted crops and reared livestock. As the people were moving to other regions with the solidares members to teach other people so as to stop the big drought and famine, the crop died the only thing which was remaining was only livestock. But as I told you earlier, the people in eastern parts of Kenya leave as refugees in their country the cattle was stolen by the Al-shabaab members of Somalia. The people were killed and the members of al -shaabab to the land and properties as their's.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Mandera, Marsabit, Kenya
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