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

Cervical Cancer

Cancer is a killer disease that take lives in thousands every year in the country of kenya. This is due to the ignorance and the lack of know how of the people in the country thus most succum to cancer due to the neglect and ignorance that they are facing and as treating cancer being expensive, The poor in the community have succumed due to the lack of money so as to treat and diagnose the disease in the slums. Due to this APHIA II launched a cervical cancer program that had the main objective of educating the mass on treatment and how to prevent the disease not forgetting how one can detect it. this was done by use of aphia II hosting forums, ceminers and use of campaign in order to reach the masses. This has led to the increase of the educational level pertaining cancer.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: APHIA II

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Makina, Nairobi, Kenya
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