Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Self Motivation

A goup of church ladies in Eastlands Nairobi formed a welfare organization and called it Blessed Women Welfare Society. They wanted to start business that will earn them some money as they wanted to be dependent on their own. They decided to contribute money and buy a plot where they put up rental houses they managed to succeed in the business until now each one of them owns her own plot they bought from the rent they get from rental houses. They are now planning to put up their own houses in the plots they have. These women have worked very hard to reach where they are now. Congratulation Ladies.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Blessed Women Welfare Society

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  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Eastlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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