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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:

A Miraculous Idea That Lifted My Life

I am a single mother of two children.It reached a time in my life that the going become impossible.Rent was in access and food for my babies was a nightmare.A good samaritan offered me ksh 300/- to pay rent and meet some cost for food for my children.it came to my thought not to do any of the above but buy groundnuts,roast them and then thank them with different measurements. To my suprice i sold the groundnuts for ksh 1000/- and this made me light up i bought some food for my children paid part of the rent and bought more groundnuts for roasting.I continued with the business until i coul d take my children to school, pay rent hire land to plant the groundnuts my children have now finished high school and looking forward to the future.

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bufula, Busia, 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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