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


Housing has been a problem in Kibera slums.People have been living in semi permanent houses with rusted roofs and mud walls.Sewarages is unheard of and flying toilets are the order of the day. But in the recent past the government have been in partnership with donors havee come up with the slum upgrading project where some permanent high rise buildings have been constructed in Langata and people have been relocated there and the rents are subsized. First batch of residents have resettled there but the project seems to have grounded to a halt and not all the beneficiaries are benefied residents.There are people who gate crashed their way to benefit from that project through corruption means.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to Government of Kenya

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera (laini Saba), Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
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This story describes a...
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