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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:

Improving My Life

My name is Vivian Amani. I am the owner of the great Wamdo supermarket found in Kakamega. I may say that life before i had ventured into business was a total wreck. I had just graduated from the university and was looking for a job.Walking from place to place,i was not able to identify one. I however,as days went by,an idea struck me of sorting a business. For the moment,i did not have capital but was not an impediment since i was shown KWFT which i advanced a loan from them. I borrowed the loan and started a shop that used to sell food stuffs. Along the way the business expanded until i decided to open a supermarket. It worked and now i am enjoying lucrative profits as i also invest into different ventures.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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