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

Environmemt Conservation

I started this charcoal project like three years ago when the government illigalised the cutting of trees at our local forest. that automatically made the unemployed and i thought of other ways of making money.Then an idea came to my head that really inspired me.I thought why cant i make economical charcoal instead of using the normal one which is so expensive,smoky and very uncoonomical.I bought one bag of normal charcoal crushed it into pieces then mixed it with mud which was very efficient and economical when being used instead of the normal charcol. So i started this project and named it. ECO-CHARCOL PROJECT,my charcol is cheaper and more economical than the normal one people really love my charcoal and they buy in very huge quantities. We should use this methods so as to conserve the environment and prevent global warming.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera And Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
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