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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:

Chama

Being a motocycle Boda Boda I advised by fellow Boda Boda men to form a group "chama" which consisted of twenty members each contributing ksh.200 daily. The aim of the group was to buy a motocycle for every member, after evry twenty days the moto bite was then around kshs 80,000 upon purchase, the motocycle cridentials were centuallry kept and secured for assurance that no member would quit with the motobike or sell it before contributing for other member There was also an extra kshs 200 contributed weekly for lending out to the members incase of need The group objective was achieved and every group member currently owns at least a motobike of their own. This ensured that every member obtained a driving licence and is atleast aware of the traffic rules and regulations

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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 good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of CHAMA
 
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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com