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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:

Tree Planting

My name is Peter, I am a farmer But my farm is close to a catchment area. Sometimes during dry season, I use irrigation to plant some vegetables for sale. But since last year, I never planted any vegetables because there was no water any more. I was invited by our community Development worker at the D.O's office for a seminar on Agro-forestry. Funny enough, I found a solution to my problem after going through the teachings planned by an N.G.O in our region. I realized on my farm I had 2 big trees that were consuming water, i was advised to cut them down and plant the local trees. They said its good in retaining the water table. I have seen am improvement since those are the trees I planted.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Amalemba, 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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