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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:

Road Construction

The government became of great significance to us some 4 years ago. The road that connects my village to the main market,situated in the main town was in a dilapidated condition. Dilapidated into a total mess. It made it impossible for trucks, cars, lorries and several other vehicles to pass through since there was a lot of mud. To say that doing rainy days much of our farm produce went to waste since it was not possible to take to market. Luckily enough, the government together with a certain NGO named KEFINCO combed forces and leveled the road and construction tarmac on it.It is really encouraging since it has really helped us.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government and KEFINCO

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 creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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 7-12 months 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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