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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:

There Is Power In Ideas

My name is Metrine Shem. I am the chairperson of Ahadi Self Help Group in Kakamega East district. we started this development in 2007 with the passion to give hand to the women who are looked down quite often as almost useless and the weaker sex. We have managed to give them hope and a positive self-esteem as we try to empower them towards realizing a greater productivity.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Ahadi 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 hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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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: Bukhaywa, Kakamega East, 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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com