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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:

Determinmation Will Power Returns Profits

I am Francis Arombe. I have been a member of Shivakanda Youth Group in Kakamega. As a member, i initially was low economically but i found the group helping me to raise us from a position of hard ship and poverty. since the youth group carries out some income generating activities that include buying and selling animals and for members they can even access funds and thus able to r aise their standard of living. It is in this manner that they lend 50,000 shillings with which i bought a cow for milk production and purchased sugar cane from a neighbor which upon maturing gave me a lot of profit in return. After i invested the money and sold to West Kenyan Sugar company in 2009. My life is more comfortable than before.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Shivakala Location, Kakamega, Kenya
 
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