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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:

Risky Gold Mining Activity

Due to challenges of life and finding for live hood the town in kakamega in this year 2011 in April, the young energetic man decided to try there luck in abandoned mining tunnels to mine gold.They were convicted of their success ofter previous successful attemps by other people, they raised their life and engaged in the activity. Though the activity was risky they thought and had no option because there was no jobs and had tarmarked for many years looking for jobs. After entering the gold tunnels,they sufforcated inside and 3 of them died.Although one of the had marvelously succeeded and had built a good permanent house and had started creating business he left behind a young wife and very young children who will have to leave the rest of their lives without a father

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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Rosterman, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
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well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
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nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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