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

Government Involvent In Mathare Slum

It is a pity that the government is not concerned with the situation at Mathare.The government through the Ministry of local government should be involved in Mathare by managing all the sewers,public toilets and dumpsites. Unfortunately,this is not happening.Dumpsites are neither emptied nor conected together.It is all left and scattered almost everywhere.The Public toilets have been turned to personal business for some groups of individuals. Through the Ministries of Public Health and medical services,the government has ensured that few public hospitals and clinics are built.It is a bad show that the public hospitals cannot help the villagers.The government should take an initiative to build more hospitals to help reduce the medication costs.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
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