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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:

River Sanyi

River Sanyi cuts through the two villages. It was extremely difficult to cross to the other side especially for those who did not know how to swim. Children and elderly people had lost life as they tried to cross the river. There was need to do something. The area chief and the older men concerned called for a meeting where issues of building a bridge were discussed. It was agreed that every homestead contribute Ksh. 100 (one hundred) so as to purchase materials needed. The young villagers begun to build the bridge and in less than one week work was complete. Now children move freely to attend school at the other side.

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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 physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shamsinjiri, Kakamega, 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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