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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:

Mkokotenis

Kamau having completed his form successfully five years back and searched for employment which he did not get opted to pushing a mkokoteni Pushing this cart is not easy especially under the scorching hot sun that has been in Nairobi of late. He faces so many challenges like during his work,he always appear dirty due to the nature of his job. sweating under the scorching sun not forgetting the crazy matatu drivers who get inpatient with them especially when they are infront of them and telling insults at them Nairobi city council is also anther challenge as they do not want them on our roads instead they want a motor propelled cart compared to his that hand pulled But at the end of the month he is able to put food in the table.He does not steal from anyone or beg from people the little he gets he supports his wife and his two kids.He believes that this hard life will change to a better one on e day

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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 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: Male
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kariobangi, Nairobi, 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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