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

The Great Rescue

In Nairobi city at Babadogo are the was great infestation of jiggers attack.Many families suffered because of such diseases.This was leading to use of wheel chairs and clutches.It made parents use alot of money for the cure and prevention.It made naighbours discriminate others thus causing conflicts in home towns.But worst of all it made children not to grow or play.It was an instant invection of jigger disease.It became a crisis that affected not only the residence in Babadogo but also people of the whole country. At a sudden there came a big productive resolution.A woman Cecilia Mwangi came to people rescue to eradiccate jigger infestation for good.She was so inteligetn that she afterwards formed an organisation called THE JIGGER EXTERMINATORS.In our community she eradicated more than 500 people.Truly she was a blessing to us.


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About This Story

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