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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:

Taking Responsibility

The business of selling groundnuts is not something that everyone will love but to me, I had to do it especially in the month of april when my mother grew so sick and so I had to do something to feed her and my three brothers and our only sister Merab. During the two months that my mother was sick, I actually had to leave school for a while or skip some school days so that I could sell the groundnuts to get something to feed my brothers, sister and mother. The money I also got, I bought medicine for my mother and I am really happy because today she is strong, fully recovered and back to school to catch up with fellow classmates.

Related

  • 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 happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Bulanda, Busia, Kenya
Map of TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
 
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