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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:

Mistreatment Leading To Turning To The Streets.

My name is Wilberforce Amalele aged 18.I am a victim of frustrations that emanate from a polygamous setting.My father was married to 3 wives and we were too many children against very limited resources.Unfortunately my mother died.I was really mistreated there after so i turned to the streets where after staying for about one year,a good samaritan picked me to offer me a place for accommodation at a rehabilitation centre.This centre was called WEAEP where i have been provided vocational training and physical needs.I am also in need of training in life skills that will enable me to earn a living as every effort has been made by my family members to deny me a share of land there.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, 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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