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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:

Self-control

In a village called Sokomoko they lived a very beautiful girl whom everybody wanted to get married to. But the girl has never accept any hand of marriage to any man in that village. She use to take her much time decorating herself. She use to be proud of how wonderful she was. One day as she was walking she saw a golden necklace in the ground so she wanted to collect it but it disappear. When she wanted to continue with her journey it appear in front of her again. One thing this girl hate was the youth. She use to say anything beautiful belong to herself. So she decided to follow necklace upto the forest. Within no time to spare, the necklace turned and become a huge ugly ogre. When girl saw that wanted to run but the ogre swallowed her. No sooner had the ogre swallowed the girl than the hunter arrived. He fought the ogre until he killed it. He cut the stomach of the orgre and let the girl out of the stomach. As soon as the girl was out she decided to get married to the hunter only because she save her life.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individuals

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 security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Kikomba, 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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