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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:

Opportunity Lost

I know of a friend who was brought up in Kibera and did not finish her high school.Later on a university lecturer offered her scholarship which paid his form 3 and 4 fees and also booked a hostel for her in a catholic premises to en sure security and behaviours.After finishing her form four she started going out with young men and this embarassed the Nans who were the hostile caretakers.After two months she became pregnant and dropped out of school.The lecturer come back from Germany and convinced her to go back to school after giving birth but she refused and ran away with the father of her kid.Today she regret the chance that she lost because opportunities comes once in a life time.

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, 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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