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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:

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

My name is Julia Mukhwana,a member of Shambekam Widows Group in Kakamega North district.I joined this group in 2007 as a desperate widow whose husband died a few years ago.Scorched through the merciless problems that such a state expossed me and my three children,I had to borrow from relatives and friends but this would not last for long.It was not until i joined Shambekam Widows Group in 2007 that i realized a sigh of relief.There has been support materially,socially and economically.I have been able to take my children to school and in a very general way been able to open hope alive for their future.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: SHAMBEKAM WIDOWS GROUP

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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 physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Samitsi, Kakamega North, 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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