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

Tribalism

In Tanzania there lived an m.p who was known as Mr.Hussein worked with the government for fifteen years but on the sixteenth year,he was forced to resign. The main reason why he was thrown out of his office was that he was a man who liked tribalism-when the government donated funds to be given to his constituency,he only gave the largest number to the people of his tribe. One day, the village elders organised a meeting and they discussed the issue, The m.ps habit went on as usually.After the general evections, Hussein's constituency was attacked by drought which killed all the animals and plants. The villagers started but when Hussein was given sh one million to help his residents from the drought, he gave only the people from his tribe and the rest spend with his family. The Villagers who received nothing were hungry wit hussein they organised a strike among themselves and they rioted to hussein,s homestead. When the demonstraters reached Hussein,s home the policemen and watchmen tried to stop them from entering but they defeated the policemen and entered.They found hussein not there he was at work.They broke into his house and took valuable goods and lighted his house into a big five. The family members who were inside our away.

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  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Pemba, Dodoma, Tanzania
 
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