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

Fire Brake Out.

It was 2nd March 2006 at night when we were sleeping at that time we were all asleep i hear people crying and shouting fire1fire rose in me like a column of mercury in a thermometer i rushed to my mothers bedroom.She was asleep i knock he door but she had rushed out thr fire had started reaching our house .It started whee the door this was terryfying how could i pass with my younger brother on the small door?I decided to cover our self with a blanket and we ran outside luckily we were not hurt.I lend a hand or porring out fire.It had spread every where we saved nothing everything got burnt people used sand and water to put out the fire.My mother took us that night we entered the lorry the western water and sanitation forum took us to a camp and they contributed everything for us.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Wewasafo

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 knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Waithaka, Nairobi, Kenya
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