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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:

Life In Turkana North

As the Kenyan economy continues to deteroriate life is becoming more difficult day after day especially we communities that live in the northern region of Kenya, thats the Turkana and the Somalia communities. We are weak and we cant walk or do any kind of work, so the only idea that come in our minds is to take our children to school as young as one year old because at least while at school they shall get something to eat and sustain them to the next day. Most families are doing the same and the problem is that our schools are full to capacity and may not have the funds to feed all our children and so we just submit our lives to God

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw 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 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Trurkana, 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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