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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:

The Old Man's Luck

Nobody knows hi original home place everybody called him Japesa.People said that he used to be a rich man in his old days when he was a young man.Japesa was full of children's stories.Though he was rich in his youthful days he did not have a good shelter as was depicted by where he lived in a small,thatched room that was built by the few boys who loved him. Japesa used to get his daily bread from these lovely children who used to sit down and listen to his stories.No one adult had ever though of helping him out untill this man from an organisation known as world vision came in and asked his history. This man came the next day with materials and masons and built him a house,though,small but niceand safe.It was a shame for the neighbours around.

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • 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 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Athi-river, Nairobi, 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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