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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:

The Story

There was this man in our village called Nicodemus Ouma who was arrested by men in our village for stealing in a neighbours farm. He was taken to the chief and when asked why he had endulged in theft, he gave a story that made those around to have mercy on him. The story he told was that he and his familly had slept hungry almost a week and his children were at the point of death so he needed the food to cook for his dieing children. As he narrated the story, he cried and even begged the chief to let him rush the food home escorted by some men so that his wife can cook the food for his children while he was arrested. When they escorted the man to his home, they found the children in a very bad situation something that made people donate even more food for them.

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 indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mabale, Busia, Kenya
Map of THE STORY
 
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