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

Knowledge Is Power

Drought had engulfed the people of Mwikholo village like a bad spell. Neither the poor men prayers nor hardwork in their shamba bore fruits, but they had hope, that one day the rains would come back and replace the deadly famine. The wells that had been dug in almost every home lacked use due to severe drying of the land. Mr. Asiligwa a member of mwikholo village thought of this and came up with a solution. He asked every member of the village to form groups of fifteen each. Early in the morning on a chilly Monday, they marched one by one to the district commissioners office where they were given sh. 15,000 each for the development of their village's environment. Mr. Asiligwa helped the people to sign the much needed forms, proving that they had taken the money. The money was used to bring the tapped water from the water services company (WSC). It helped change a lot since they could irrigate their shambas and use it for domestic use. Actually the village has gratitude to Mr. Asiligwa upto now.


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 family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Kenya
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