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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:

A Boost For My Economic Status

My name is Adija Muhamed. I am a member of Jesus Junction support Group which is found in Kakamega Central district. Our group was formed in 2009. The objectives for which it was formed on the premise of lifting the living standard of women in our community. We realized that in unity is strength and divided we fall. This group has so far enabled me to withstand a lot of hardship in life. I have been able to borrow money from this group which in the last two years has enabled me to build a house for my family, being the sole breadwinner.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jesus Junction Support Group

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Joyland, 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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