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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:

Good Advice

In one of the families the husband suggested to his wife that it were better if they waited for a while before having their first child . The wife responded ''But how will we explain to my mother ? she says that without children a woman is nothing ". The the husband replied that his friends will make fun of him as well saying things like i guess you are not a man enough. That is why you have no children'' But husband says he does not care what people say . what matters to him is happiness for himself and his wife and that there are advantages of waiting. He gives some of the advantages for example that by waiting there will be less chances of complications in pregnancy. Taking courage from him his wife also gives some of the advantages of waiting for example that they will have more time to share money and improve their house more and also spend time together. The two agree to wait and plan to visit the local health clinic for advice and assistance.

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Events like these happen:

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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 family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: Mundika, Busia, 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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