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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:

From Humble Beginning To World Renowned Enterprise.

Akamba Handcraft industry started in early 1960s in Turdor,mombasa.Today the industry has 2752 members.The origin of this industry was Wamunyu in present machakos county.Then,the craftsmen made beautiful crafts but lacked proper market for them.They started by ferrying the products from Wamunyu to Mombasa.It became a regular journey to and from mombasa but due to travel expenses and tiresome journey the traders resolved to stay and start the industry at Tudor. Now that industry has grown,where a member can access loans for example if a member takes a loan of more than ksh 10,000 he or she pays back the loan with 10% interest.The industry distributes its products overseas and to other African countries besides selling to local.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Chaani, Mombasa, 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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