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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:

A Cushioning For The Infected

My wife Robai Muhonjia is HIV infected and a member of Jisaidie Support Group in Kakamega North district. The Group was formed on the premise of poverty alleviation and to trace avenues of enhancing the productivity capacity and self uplifting/ independance among its members. If members realize their own potential and discover ways through which they can become self reliant, the community becomes stronger and can move several steps towards development. This Group has indeed tried. For members like my wife who is infected arrangements have been made to bring in counselors who teach them and encourage them on how to live positively. This has given most of the members in that category to live for as long as 20 years and more as they keep to the requirements in managing the situation.

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Story Attributes/Tags

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

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kakunga, 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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