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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:

Alleviating Poverty

Poverty in Kenya is a major issue and a normal thing to most of the citizens of Kenya living in rural areas. This is is because there are no major income generating activities that can make people rich. In Ugenya constituency most people a re living below the poverty line.There are people who only depend on others for their daily meals while others struggle to earn from hard work but what they get is just too little for them to keep t hem going. Most of them depend on agriculture yet the land i s not that productive. There is a program run by World food organization that provides to the people drought resistant crops but this not a major boost since there is no proper irrigation. Residents therefore always appeal for help from the government but what they get is too little.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Ugenya, Kisumu, 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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