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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:

Money

Money is something that everyone needs and is always looking for ways to get however,money without wisdom is a complete waste There was one person in my community by the name Osinya who had just found a good job that was very well paying.This man did everything to make sure that the family lived happily after all the struggles and hustles they had gone through in life. Osinya made sure that his family lived in comfort by taking them to big house with electricity and water.He made sure his children went to nice school and ate the best of the meals he could afford.His wife being concerned about the future,asked him if he was saving a portion of his salary or investing in some business something that Osinya disagreed with claiming that he still had time t work and would start saving in the future.His wife tried to convince him to start saving as early as that time but Osinya reiterated back angrily claiming that his wife was not happy with what he was doing.and so the wife kept quite and Osinya came to understand the importance of his wifes ideas when five years later he was retrenched yet he had not saved or invested his money.It was very difficult for him and the family.

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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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 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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