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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:

The Corn Women

During this hard times, so many corn men and women tend to come up. one instance i witnessed was in my home town Busia where a certain woman deliberately burnt the leg of her child and took him to the streets to solicite for some financial help in order to take the child to the hospital Indeed many people gave out their money to support the woman and the child but then neighbour who had seen exactly what had happened came out and publicly accused the woman in the street for her actions. It was so bad such that some people had to cry because of the injury the child had got because of her stupid mother. The woman was arrested and jailed while the child was treated.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel angry
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: 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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