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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:

A Helping Partner

During post election violence back in Kenya many business premises and firms were destroyed by the rioting citizens and hooligans .Many buildings were burnt to the ground as shops and supermarkets were looted .Mr Owino is one of the victims of the post election violence as his shop in the city center was looted ,vandalised before being burnt .He had invested alot of on his business but all that went down to the drain.The helping hand Foundation was formed to assist those affected by the violence through the funds donated by well-wishers.Mr Owino received support from the foundation and was able to restart his business.His wife is now almost back as before.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: THE HELPING HAND FOUNDATION

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kisumu Town, Kisumu, 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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