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

Wainaina Agony

Wainaina lived in Kariobangi slum in Eastland area. He was born as second in family of three. His parent seperated when they were very young. His mother hawked vegetable for living. Despite the hardship she faced she managed to educate them all. After he attended Gatunyi primary he joined high school where he passed. He determined to get out of poverty through education. He joined Kabete Technical as mechanic engineering to two yrs and motivate 2 other years for engineering and got skills. He tried to generate electricity using biogas from his pit. He opened a workshop and office to train young boys in biogas. He has his own foundation which is helping the community to generate small income to youth as he went through hardship. He is improving young stars way of like in kariobangi slums.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • Location: Kariobangi, Nairobi, Kenya
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