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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:

Unsuccessfull Wedding

I had a friend of mine who used to have many boyfriend while telling them she would marry them. She was older than me so I had not advice her. They were our neighbours. The men came one by one each coming to visit her parents and they agreed for marriage. Some even paid a bit of dowry. The lady was in real love with one of them and she arranged a big wedding. The other men heard about this and started claiming that no wedding will be done. One week before wedding things become on fire each man claimed for the lady. The wedding had to be postponed. The lady missed all of them and started moving here and there while all men had known her.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • 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: Makindu, Trans-nzoia, 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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