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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:

Communication Barrier

One day there was a competent farmer who really committed in the farming of varrious sustainable activities; He was a contact farmer in the community. He used to attend regular meetings. One day he attended Chief's Baraza meeting which is regularly held on weekly Basis. He was able to communicate to the villagers and explain all the events that would take place at the meeting. Because the farmer had a tast of uplifting the people's well being, he felsedy communicated to the villagers who could not be able to attend meetings, that the next meeting was scheduled to take place on the usual date of the 1st week of the month. He emphasised that all that would attend the meeting would get a wheelbarrow each. All the villagers attended the meeting only to realise that the meeting was scheduled purposely to trap those that don't attend meetings. At the end of the meeting some members were very much annoyed as for others were encouraged to attend regular meetings.

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Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat

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About This Story

  • Location:
 
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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