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

Why Families Mourned On Women's Day

The world celebrated women's day but the family of Salapei was mourning. Salapei died in mid-January because she was pregnant, poor and from a remote village in Turkana, where vehicles are hard to come by and roads non-existent. The nearest hospital is 20 kilometres away and another 100kilometres. Her husband tried as much as he could as they were on the road for four days enduring the scorching heat, thirst and hunger because the lorry they were using kept breaking down and opted to take her to a district hospital where they perfomed an emergency caesarean delivery and she bled heavily and mark you the hospital had no medication to stop bleeding thus her husband to go and collect medicine a kilometre away and by the time he came back, Salapei had died but then he did not have money to take her home and just opted to burry her near the hospital.


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • 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 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Turkana, North Eastern, Kenya
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