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

Together We Stand Divided We Fall.

People in kibera have a lot of problems like water,electricity and housing materials but today i am going to tell you a story about the problem,housing materials.The iron sheets and the walls can be easily destroyed by laying your spit on it.Our member of parliament Raila Odinga tried very hard by asking the government until he became lazy and his work during parliamentary meetings was to sleep until people of kibera became tired and started writing letter to the ministry of housing and they sent a little money that could not feed an ant and people decided to do a Harambee and people contributed and the money without adding the ministry of housing money was more than enough. People built their new houses and the were happy and they knew that they cannot depend on their leaders because they are useless and they also proved the proverb together we stand divided we fall.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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