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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:

Battery Collection

Peter a young gentleman in the slums of Kariobangi hadn't studied to a higher level of education but only managed to finish his primary school.Due to lack of school fees,he was not able to join secondary school and became an idler in the area.Being an innovative young man,he saw to it that he needed some thing to keep him busy.He started a used battery collection site,This would serve as a collection site for used batteries for recycling later.He has done this for quiet awhile and it has really impacted on his life positively.He looks forward to increasing his business assets and level of purchases and sales.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kariobangi, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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