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

Anti-jiggers Campaigns

Indeed jiggers have brought many disability in human beings. They are common in rural areas since many people there walk barefoot most of teh time. jiggers are very common in places where they is a lot OF DUST. while in the dust they are so tiny that we can not see them with our naked eyes but when they enter someone's foot precisely near the toes and start suckling blood they can be easily detected. Jiggers are dangerous because earlier there was no drug that could be applied on the feet and kill them. One jigger could enter your foot and could reproduce faster since it had enough food (blood). After multiplying, they could feed on your foot and leave a hole inside it making it lame. But today people have discovered the harm of jiggers and have invented a drug that can control them. This has at least given hope to the people who were suffering from them. Organizations also have decided to boost this anti-jigger campaigns so that people can not be harm,ed much by jiggers.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Unicef
  • Related to UNICEF

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Sabatia, Vihiga, Kenya
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