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

Improving Namalenga Dam For Small Scale-farmers.

Food Insecurity has been experienced in the entire community of Khungungu village. Unexpected and prolonged drought has contributed to poor yields and poor quality agricultural products. The Local Community organisation has tried to mobilize resources to have an alternative for food security. There has been a dam that was constructed in 1950th under the colonial rule that could be rehabilitated for provision of water for irrigation. Through the Local Community Organisation, the efforts was made to visit the Ministry of Special programmes to provide assistance. The organisation and the ministry agreed to have awareness meeting to mobilize resources for which the special ministries were identified to help in the surveys, estimates, implimentation and management. the construction was started but due to lack of sufficient funds, the project has stalled although 3 protected springs are serving the community with water. The community anticipate to improve agricultural production, increased income and good health and marketing. If the project shall be completed.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khungungu, Busia, Kenya
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