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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:

Early Marriages

In east pokot the girls were undergoing circumcision and got married by force after FGM.Most of the girls were suffering for this early marriages. One lady who was learned ,visited TYSA organization and cried out about the challenges facing young girls in east pokot.The organization listened to her and gave her some advice.She went back and started a community based organization for the girls.She got supported by other CBO's and she succeeded. The purpose of that organization was to capacity build the community on dangers of female mutilation.Now some of the families are not allowing their young girls to get circumcised and early marriages

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Pokot, East Pokot, 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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