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

Conservation Of Environment

Our lands have been going dry ever since.Rivers drying up and lakes decreasing in volume.This was due to the encroachment of people in most of kenya's forests.The main affected forest was the ever known Mau.People living around lake victoria had started being affected because of decreament of water which could not a certain the life of fish since thats their main economic activity. The United Nation Environment Programme in conjuction with the office of the prime minister and minister for environment ventured into this.The people leaving near the forest or in the forest did not want to come out because the only saw the fertility of the forest not knowing that the enroachment affected the whole nation. The office of prime minister and ministry for environment in conjuction with UNEP, took the row, since that was the only way to eradicate desertification in the region.They told the Mau forest encroachers to come out so that the forest may be reaforestreted again to a wter catchment area. The programme which is still running currently has done alot in the conservation of the environment.The rivers which were originating from the forest have found their way out again.The areas sorounding the forest which had been started realizing less rainfall has been returned. to normal


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kisumu, Nairobi, Kenya
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