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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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Early pregnancies has been a common problem in Kakamega.most of the girls are forced into early marriages where they will be faced with challanges in copping with the married life.Nanjala was one of the many young girls who undergone such difficult time in life.She was a form one student and was forced to marry a 42 year old man yet she was only seventeen years.She was bright and yet her parents forced her to marry the man when she lacked school fees.It was only after the intervention of the area assistant chief that the girl was taken back to school.She was assited by the chief to pay his school fees through the CDF.The girl has done K.C.S.E Exams well and she is is waiting to go to the university.All thanks goes to the chief who rescued the girl and helped her back to school.

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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 knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shinyalu, Kakamega, 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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