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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:

Who Will Speak For Them If Not Me?

Poverty is the major the main problem in the in the African society. The living conditions are very poor, characterized by many orphans. I was inspired by this story by Zipporah Singulas, a researcher who told me of the story of a young girl who almost joined street life. She helped the girl to complete her primary education and later, trained the girl tailoring skills. She was so impressed that the girl is now self dependent and she can generate her own income while staying at her home. Honestly, I was so inspired by this story. This are the kind of people the society needs.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw 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 less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, 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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