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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:

Rescued

Last month we were hijacked by armed robbers just as we had reached at Mundika. It was 10.34pm at night and the roads were deserted. They ordered us to put our heads down and take away any valuable things with us. We took out money and phones and placed them in a paper bag which they passed to us. By goodluck some police who were on patrol came and when they saw our bus standing beside the road, the quickly smelt danger and called for reinforcement. They sorrounded the bus and set an ambush on the four armed robbers who were arrested and taken to jail. We went to the police to write police statements before proceeding on with our journey.

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  • 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 was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
Map of RESCUED
 
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