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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:

Girls In Danger

the north eastern communities of the republic of kenya and some parts of eastern are those communities that have been most affect by the drought that have been most affected by the droing that has seen many loose their lives. as the drought became worse,girls in those communities had to live school at very tender age as way of their families to get something to get somethin to eat as this girls would be given out be given out for marriage as this way members would decrease and that way the bride price involves a number af cattles would help the brides family to survive. the situation was so severe to the extend the girls at age of ten would be given out in order for their families to get something to eat and also to reduce the burden to the family.

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  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story makes me feel angry
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Turkana, 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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