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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:

Pregnancy Problem

My friend Anna was pregnant but the problem with her was that she never loved to attend clinics because of the long queues and the harshness and queries of the nurses. As her friend, i tried my best to convince her to attend clinics so that she could be tested and ensure that the child in her womb was safe but all my persuades landed on a deaf ear. When that failed i spoke to a certain nurse who was of forty five years and mature to come and check on her but Anna stubbornly refused and so i left her to live her life the way she wanted. When the time of delivery came, poor Anna remembered my words in labor ward but it was too late for her. It was found that her child has developed severe complications and therefore had to be removed dead through a surgical operation. Anna cursed herself for her stubbornness and had to live regretting for her stupidity.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 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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