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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:

More Blessed

Its a blessing to have children because they are a gift from God and an even more blessing to have children who have prospered in life and are willing to completely support as their parents. For us, life is not easy. We really struggled to raise up our children and ensure that they were at school. I remember we would wake up early in the morning to make up bricks and even burnt trees to produce charcoal which we sold to get money for our children's school fees. Thanks God because we all worked hard and two of them got employed in April this year and two are in university. The two who got jobs in April have now started to pay the school fees of those in the university and have even opened up business for us. Am really proud of them.

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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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Airstrip, Busia, Kenya
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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