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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:

Smuggling

Last month I met my friend Nachi who was also my classmate and deskmate. He was fat and huge and was driving a blue metallic Mercedes benz car. I was so shocked and wondered how fast he had become so rich and at what time had he left me behind. He took me for a lunch in a hotel and as we shared, he told me the secret behind his richness which was smuggling of good from Uganda to Kenya through the bush. He asked me to join the business but I couldn't agree to it because I didn't want to get arrested and disappoint my familly and so I just said thanks to him and we parted ways.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • 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 heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Busia Town, Busia, Kenya
Map of SMUGGLING
 
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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