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

Importance Of Water Weeds.

Water weeds do help alot in terms of evaporation. Many have never realized the importance of water weed until they proved that, as they sat seeing is believing, they only believed when they saw it practically. This is realized in dry areas where water is gotten mainly in ponds and boreholes. As science hyave it that evaporation rate increases where water is bare than in a covered water. The importance of water weeds were realized by the Kenya herbal group which proved the idea true. The Kenya Herbalists has walked in and adviced many Kenyans who live i such areas to have water weeds on top of their water sources for longer existence of water. They add that most of water weeds have been many times to be proved to be medicinal and this would again help them altogether. The group has gained alot out of the water weeds as a medicine.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kmc Group

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  • I was affected by what happened in the story
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  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

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