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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:

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Next to where I live there lived a man called Silas.Silas was a business man along the Kibera drive.He sells shoes and clothes.When he started hie business things were working well but there are not the same today.The rising economy has resulted to the downfall of his business.His business failed at some instance due to lack of enough capital.He was forced to find loans.He went to different financial institution but did not get help.It is until he once went to MUSUTWIS self help group.After visiting this plane he was able to start up again.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Musotwis Self Help Group

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Makina, 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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