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

Unity Is Strength

It was in the year 2006 when mountain erupted in our neighboring community. The vulcanicity was followed by earthquakes which caused destruction of things. People who were in houses were buried with large stones used to make the houses. We had to look for other alternative. We candected police who came with dogs and choppers that were used to find where bodies that were still alive were. Ambulances were already there and without wasting time, they transported patients to various hospitals for assistance.Still we had a problem since the money to admit the victims was not there. So as a community w contributed money up to 200,000 but still it was not enough.We had to conduct our area MP. to help us with CDF funds to cure the patients. It succeeded but still some lived while others died.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to MY COMMUNITY

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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: Mt.longonot, Nakuru, Kenya
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