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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:

Road To Recovery

James Kimani as he shared with community transformers has been doing drugs for as long as he can remember. He was introduced into this world by a close friend of his whom he used to keep the drugs for. Ever since he was tempted to get a feel of how those drugs tested he has been abusing drugs and became a drug addict. In the process he lost his job, his house and his family lost faith in him thereby deserting him.He had no other place to call home other than the streets which was the only place that could accomodate him . He struggled with this problem untill he met a friend who was a pastor.The pastor friend took him in during this time of need took him to one of the rehabilitation centres where he has since recovered and he has now reconnected with his family.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Huruma, 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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com