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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:

Communal Life

Living as a community is very beneficial because people use this chance to assist each other. As no man on earth can stand alone with out depending on other people. This is not the case as most people in Mathare slums tend to be independent. This is drawn on ethnic boundaries people fear over tribes hence people of the same tribe confine themselves together. It is very strange because the problems and challenges they go through are the same and they should come together to help each other. The churches has always encouraged the people of Mathare to live together as a community distributing even donations becomes very easy but when they are divided like it is in Mathare residents, sharing a big problem amongst them.

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mahare, 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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