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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:

Generating Employment Creation Of Opportunities

The youth action group which we formed 4 years ago has hit the road running.We intended to alleviate poverty and to give our youth alternatives for survival.It is refreshing to note that we are in the right direction.I herman mambili joined the group in 2009 when i was really challenged economically having only dropped out of school.The future looked bleak.Joining this group has opened my eyes so much that i am now more enterprising,more business oriented than i was before.Initially i relied on the hope of being employed to get in an office.Since this is hard and can take a lifetime,getting self employed is more promising i have since been able to get self employed through accessing a wan and starting a business in kakamega town,i have now become an employer myself

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 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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