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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:

Back To School

The world seemed to have lost meaning to me at that time my parents died in a fatal accident. I had no hopes of living live alone going to school or rather completing my high school education. i tried to do some casual jobs in order to earn a living so as to keep my life going. One day while in church i had about Neema Women Group, a group that was devoted in helping people like me and that s when my life got a new ray of hope. I booked an appointment with the director Mary who promised to help and sure enough she did. She took me back to school and now am full appreciation to her even as i prepare for my final exams KCSE.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Neema Women Group

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 knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: 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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