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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:

Self-help Group

It has five years ago when three boys came together and decided to create a group of helping each other. How that group grew up to seven people whereby they introduced a new function of their group.They started to collect gabbages long around the estate here in Nairobi are Kibera. The group finally came to be an organisation where they started to buy scrabes and as a car wash.The organisation created some opportunity of employing people and pay them some money.Eventually the organisation failed due to lack of good management.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Unnamed Organization

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Olympic, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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