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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:

Singing And Dancing

When i saw my daughter arrive with a lorry in April this year, I was so suprised and curiosity strongly gripped me. Finally the back doors were opened and when I saw this sofa sets, I simply couldn't hold my joy. I started singing and dancing. My daughter didn't know why but the truth is that she had emancipated me from the bondage of shame, laughter and being the talk of the village as a woman who really owned nothing . At times you could here people refer to me as "that woman who has nothing in the house" but today they are silent.

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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 hopeful
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: Budokomi, Busia, Kenya
Map of SINGING AND DANCING
 
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