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

Solar Panel

Energy is an important element in our day to day life.This is so since we all require energy and most businesses run on energy that being electric energy.This became a problem when the shortage of electric energy became eminent in the country and this was evident in the slum of kibera with the rationing that took toll on the region thus putting businesses to a standstill in the society. Due to this an organisation named Sunny brought a solution of a solar panel where people would tap energy from the sun in order to convert it to electric energy.this was useful since it brought back the slum to life and things were business as usual.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Sunny

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 was affected by what happened in the story

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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