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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:

Unity Is Strenght

Mayungu Area Self Help Group in Kakamega North is a group of over 20 members. It was started 3 years ago to try to lift the standard of living for its youthful members who include widows and othe less fortunate. This Group has projected cane planting (farming) as a tool by which they can confront and alleviate poverty among its members as they seek to liberate the community from it completely. With over 20 members both women and men they are geared towards greater levels of awareness and strength so as to empress a new dimension of overcomers that will go along way to develop many income generation projects to even provide employment oppotunities.

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  • This story relates to self-esteem
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mayungu, Kakamega North, Kenya
 
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nobody
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