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

Natural Disaster Management

Once in our community there came about the drought disaster.Since the community members mainly depended on their farm produce they were greatly affected.There was no source of food and income.Children started to cry due to hunger and the community members became thinner women staved at their shambas all day long as children slept. Diseases started to affect the community anemia and kwashakor together with cholera since they feed on anything which they saw as food. Cattle also died due to stavation since the all the yasis was scorched.They became sad and some decided to started cmmiting suicide because life was no longer beareble. This did not continue for long since a man called nelson mandela stepped in and started to provide charity to community members.He made sure that water was piped to the area. He also provided seed. He also provided us with manures which could help us to establish our crops faster. He even adviced us to always push on and never lose hope in life and once again the community changed back to how it was before.


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 physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: Vihiga, Kenya
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