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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:

Joining Hands As Widows

Margaret Kakai lost her husband in 2000. As a widow as well as my sister in-law, i noticed that he was off balance both social and emotionally in as far anything about life was concerned. The children were all primary school going age with all their needs. Her house too was leaking and only a grass thatched one. In 2004 when she joined mama wajane women the moment of a sign of relief beckoned her. The group has been able to help her emotionally through teachings from professionals that the group invites to speak to them occasionally. The group also gave her money through their contributions and loan to put up a house and to start a fish business(omena). The group has also helped her with financial support on her productivity in farming which enables her to get labour to work on her farm and that she can get the rigid seed variety then to plant on time.

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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ingavira, Kakamega North, 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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