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

Balanced Diet

Those who lived in this areas had insufficient food and the food that lacked basic nutrients, vitamins, proteins, starch and carbohydrates. The people in this areas nearly rely on basic food such as maize and beans. They forget that theri are other foods that can be planted. Crops which will help them feed their kids on balanced diet. The villagers in the community had been visited by (K.A.R.I) Kenya Agricultural Research Institute together AFJNAD (African Food Journal Magazine). This exercise was to engage with community members on the right crops such as yams, sorghum, millet that also do well in this areas. They were told planting such crops would help them supplement their either scarce or less concentration or reliance on one cash crops. This will benefit the children since they'll be fed on a balanced diet and also be more active in class. The others will or can be sold to supppliment their incomes from such crops, which can be sold in the local market.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Bushiangala/kakamega, Bushiangala, Kenya
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