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

Light The Slum

The slums in the country are the most densly populated areas in they country and in the cities at large due to the congestion of the housing during the night due to the slums. This has led the insecurity level in the slums.This has led to the lose of life of many people in the slum of kibera due to the insecurity. Due to this adopt in the light foundation launched a program to put up security lights in the slums in the junctions and roads intersections in the slums. This has made it possible for the people to make their way at night in the slums and it has also led to the reduction of crime rate in the country at large. This has made the places safe.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: ADOPT A LIGHT

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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