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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:

Helping The Widows

VPEP an organisation based in kakamega has stood out to be supportive of the marginalized,widows being the top priority.Widows within an area are identified,then divided into groups.it is through this groups that they are encouraged and taught several ways of conducting income generating activities.Some of these activities include weaving,farming ,small in esser and so forth.Many of the widows have got to benefit from such activities.Through this,they have been able to develop their homes.Their children are able to go to school,food is easily obtained.generally their lifestyle have had to change.It is really good with that kind of gesture

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Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I saw 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Marava, Kakamega, 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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