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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:

Behind Bars

My name Callisters Luyemba aged thirty six. The reason I am here in prison is because I was arrested for smuggling goods across the kenya Uganda border here in Busia. At that time my wife was in hospital after giving birth to our son Simon who is five months old. She didn't deliver normally but an operation was done on her and the baby removed so the hospital bill was too high for me to afford. When all had been done and as a matter of facts the hospital didn't discharge her intill the hospital bill was paid. So a friend of mine Tito introduced me to the business of smuggling so as to help me raise the money and its during one of those working days that I got arrested and jailed for two years.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • 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 myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Korinda Prison, Busia, Kenya
Map of BEHIND BARS
 
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