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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:

Dirty Business

I do not have anything in my house. At times I look at myself and just wonder if am the poorest person in town. At times I ask myself if i was ever meant to be poor but I never get answers. Last month on the 2nd, an opportunity came my way that left me in a state of confusion. A friend of mine came to me and asked ne to join him in his business he claims could make me a millionaire within seconds. I quickly agreed to join him but when he mentioned to me that it was about drug trafficking, I immediately resigned myself because I wasn't ready to see lives of many being spoiled just because of drugs.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to Friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Busia Point, Busia, Kenya
Map of Dirty Business
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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