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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:

Taking Care Of Widows In The Community

Blue cross group which was just formed to grow a community based organisation has really helped alot of people in our small village.It has biuld houses for poor widows.One of the beneficairies is pamela apiyo whose husband died four years ago. When blue cross visited pamela in her home,the situation was so pathetic that she was included in the programme and was biult a semi permanent house where she stays now.Blue cross has biuld 47 such houses for widows and the elderly in the two location.Thanks to the blue cross group for their effort of taking care of their fellow community member.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Blue Cross

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

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: Suna, Nyatika, 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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