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

Water Shortage

Water shortage has been a major problem for those whom we live in slums. firstly, when their is water shortage, we have to store enough water for use if not so you will be forced to buy water for a high price per jerrycan. The normal price per jerrycan of 20 litrers is five shillings but when there is a shortage, we pa for it five times. This makes us unable to pay for the price as it is very high that the usual price. We thank the government for supplying water in the slums.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera - Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
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