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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:

Scarecrow

As a farmer I had a lot of trouble with birds and monkeys that attacked my crops especially maize and ate and even caused destruction to my shamba. This were pests that I could not use insecticide or pesticides to control but everyday they caused trouble to my crops. I explained this problem to my uncle who was also a farmer in Bwamani and had faced the same problem but had overcome. The idea he gave me was just a good solution. I made human like scarecrows with clothes on and at night I placed torches on their woody hands and with time the attack and invasion of birds and monkeys came to an end.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • 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

  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bwamani, 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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