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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 Blackmailers

Mr Namwamba had just finished constructing a well furnished pit latrine in my home area in Budalangi and it required that anyone can just use the toilets even without making any payment.He had employed care takers who were washing the public facility and were being payed by him on a monthly basis For once the toilets brought a new face in Budalangi town but something had started to happen.The caretakers started to ask for charges and one time the news reached Mr Namwamba who later on confirmed it by disguising himself and went there as a customer.The poor caretakers even frustrated him and bullied him and and as soon as he revealed to them who he was all of them took to their heels and disappeared in thin air

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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 bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Marachi, 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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