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

Clean Chlorination

Water treatment is an important aspect of healthy living. This has led to the outbreak of diseases in the rural areas where the water source is used by both animals and humans which leads to the transmition of water bone diseases, this has led to loss of life of many people in the community where women ans children lost their lives. This is due to people drinking and consuming untreated water or boiled in community for human consumption. Due to this safer water launched a program to help the community in the issue of water treatment in occurrence to reduce and eradicate the level of water outbreaks in kaswanja. This led to treatment of water by chlorination. safer water organized a camp to sensitize and educate people on healthy water treatment in the region by use of campaigns. This really help eradicate the menace of water outbreaks since now people were treating their water for healthy consumption.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Safer Water

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 knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kaswania, Mbita, Kenya
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