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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:

Empowerment

The need to empower the local people about importance of having some saving with thrm have been raised several times at the church and the Barasas in the village Women and the youths were told to form small groups where they can come up with a basic need of each member a certain amount of money in a rotating basis The money would help engage in business or any other thing that may empower the members be economically empowered .A local NGO had even offered to give small loans to the groups to up lift their incomes in business they'll be undertaking This has changed the image of the community as every one is involved in one thing or another that will help uplift their social status may it be farming or business

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
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nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
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succeeded
 
 
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