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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:

Going The Organic Way.

It is a great challenge to try new production methods, especially in agriculture, where farmers are always concerned about loosing their crops if they changed. It is worthwhile to try, since the benefits can be immense, sometimes improving soil fertility as well as your harvest. Amos Guandam Nganga is a great example of a man took this challenge and benefited a lot from it. Amos is a full time small-scale farmer from Subukia valley who has improved well being of his people and many villagers. for the past sixty years, he was used to conventional way- with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Then four years ago and at the age of 66, a friend gave him an issue of the organic farmer magazine. After reading it he immediately decidedto change to organic farming as he realised that it would be much healthier for him and his family and community, Moreover, he understood that he would save a lot of money if he used compost instead of chemical fertilzers.

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Events like these happen:

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often

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 knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Subukia, Pokot, 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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