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

Flood Disasters

Kano plains is a low lying slat land where most rivers flowing into lake Victoria go through. The area got flooded and houses, animals were drowned. Some people were drowned and suffocated due to lack of air. The Red Cross Society saved some of the people to high lands. People lacked food and shelter as where they camped there was nothing they could eat. Clothes was also a problem. The government funded the Red Cross Society as they could provide teh necessity to the people. The people suffered from distressing diseases because they lacked proper cooking facilities. After the rains, the Red Cross Society and the government built a dam which prevented the river from flooding. The dam was used in in the rearing of fsh which increased the living standards of the people in the area. Hydro electric power was also generated from the area which is now feree from floods.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • 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

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kano Plains, Kisumu, Kenya
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