Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Poverty Alleviation

Tushauriane women group was started in 2009 in Naivasha with mind of alleviating poverty and to give women a ground of survival and advance their agenda. I joined this group at its inception and took part in its struggle to rise into an impacting agent in society.We have survived through contributions but which have enabled us to initiate projects like keeping of milk cows(3 growing of vegetables and poultry keeping. The group has sponsored our members to forums and training workshops that have given us great enlightenment in productivity in farming,the use of ideal materials to improve farming.In 2010 the group sponsored us to a training workshop in Kakamega where Jomo kenyatta University trained and empowered us to generating local industries.From this training i have been able to teach other women to be able to make money,locally made cooking jiko's local jam from avocado etc. By Lilian


  • The organization most involved in what happened: African Union

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  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Navakholo, Kakamega North, Kenya
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