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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:

Widowed Woman

A widowed woman in Kimimini tried to fight for the land of her husband in order to take her children to school in vain.After the brothers of the husband had taken the land the mothers children one in uniform two and the other in primary were forced to move out of school. After a long search the mother of this children managed to reach an organization which she gave them her story and what had happened to her and how her children are suffering.The organization assisted her to arrange the land papers which were legal and filed a case in court.the widowed mother got her rights. She sold part of the land which she paid school fees for her children who are now back in school and doing well.the remaining land has been cultivated by the mother for the future benefit of the children

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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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kimimin, Kitale, 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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