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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 In The Tunnel

In 2006,I happened to be one of the field officers of CHES,aboard dealing with High School Scholarships for needy children who have performed in their K.C.P.E exams. I visited one of the applicants home where teaus rolled down ma cheeks because of the pathetic situation i.e younger siblings suffering from kwashokoh,they were rained on because the grass thatched house was not properly made,no single chair/sit but they were sitting on the stones. She joined Bishop Njenga where she was fully supported by this org.Scoring a B+ and currently she is working with one of the UN organizations in Kenya. She has built up a better house for the parents and supplies daily needs to the family hence supporting educationally the younger brothers and sisters.In addition,she has bought several uniforms to several children having the same problems she had.

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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 family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Maraba, Kakamega Central, 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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