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


Jacob was a white man who came to kenya for some job attachment and one day he was very sad by hte way the slum dwellers lived and decided to make a positive change. He started by shifting from his luxurious house in runda to come and live in the slum at first life was hard for him but soon he got acquinted to slum life. He managed to open a printing press station for publishing magazines about issues affecting the slums it proved to be a very fundamental tool in fighting poverty because people issues were aired and problems were solved. I remember one day they published a story about ways of controlling cholera and it really helped because two weeks later there was an outbreak of chorela and i just read the magazine and it really helped. Jacob is a humanitarean who did not see the colour of his skin and judge people but he got into the mud and helped slum dwellers.


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  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kibera - Laini Saba, Nairobi, Kenya
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