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

Water Purification

Access to clean water has been huge problem to my community.the water that happens to be in our springs,dams and river is mostly contaminated. boiling the the contaminated water for purification has been our only solution towards accesssing claen and pure water however this initiative has not been good enough to curb the menace to do with water-borne desease which on its side has resulted to deaths of a few both children and adults.luckily about a year ago a certain swiss company came to our region and helped us deal with our situation.they brought a gadget named lifestraw whose role is to filter and purify the water . through these gadgets which have been spread evenly, people are purifiying their water before they use to do things like cooking and drinking the inicitive has greatly reduced the incidences of contraction of water-borne deseases.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega East, Kakamega, Kenya
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