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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:

Changaa

Mama Rosina wanted to boost her chang'aa business. So one day when the white men come and said they were sponsoring churches that were growing. Mama Rosina took photos of men drinking her local brew in tins and took the snaps to the white men she explained that the men were taking tea after the service they had just conducted. Touched by the innocence of there faces they gave mama Rosina new Iron sheets and cups and some money to build a church and the cups to be used instead of tins. Little did they know that it was all for chang'aa.

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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, Busia, Kenya
Map of CHANGAA
 
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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