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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:

Bridge Construction

There is a constant trade between my village and neighbouring of which we are seperated by a river only. We usually carry out the trade from the side which has increased the economy of the region. One of the things supporting this is the bridge which is found on the river and mainly helps from moving from one region to other when trading. However something bad happened which became a blow to both of us. Our bridge became worn out and creshed out. We didn't know what to donext since we had no money to lay the construction a fresh. Luckilyan organisation in the name of KEFINCO constructed a new bridge for us and it was all smiles. We were really happy since the trade picked again.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: KENFINCO

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

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 creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Ikolomani, 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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