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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:

Business In Mathare

In a community, however much the life or living standards might be harsh or rough. People have to survive. There has to be buyers and sellers and goods. In Mathare, there are people who do business to earn a living. these are mostly people who are not employed and have no other form of livelihood. The goods dealt in are mostly good products of those that are consumed in the homes. These are vegetables, fish, charcoal, mandazi, and even clothes. Some people also resort to starting and ran small eateries for the youths who are not yet married and fear cooking. Others operate Kiosks and small scale retail shops. Generally, the business are not all than profitable people need money to run big business.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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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