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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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In one year after reading the organic farmer, John had already put together enough materials to make his first heap of compost, following every step as outlined in a TOF article "How to make compost" John says: " I kept the article in my pocket while working on the compost heap." When we visited Hadija, and the members of Singi CBO, some years ago, he showed with pride, has well maintained compost. He had covered it carefully with a plastic sheeting to prevent sun-drying and keep it moist. He has also adopted several methods and tips he acquired from reading articles in TOF magazine. He is practising the push-pull method which is aimed at controlling stem borer in his maize crop and providing fodder to his cow apart from fixing nitrogen in the soil. He is also rearing rabbits. The change from conventional to organic farming comes with an increase in labour input John says.

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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 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khungungu, 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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