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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:

The Saviour

I could not even afford money to buy a mosquito net for my seven year old daughter who was sick and suffering from malaria. I had tried my best to take her to the hospital but most of the time she would fall sick again because of the mosquitoes that were all over my house. One day a friend of mine came and told me that Neema Women Group were giving out treated mosquito nets. I felt like that was my opportunity to get one for myself and my daughter and so i went to their offices and after some few questions and process they gave me the mosquito nets, and since then my daughter has not been infected by malaria.

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Events like these happen:

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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 family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by 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
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Busia Town, Busia, 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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