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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:

The Wrong Guest

My neighbours mother, sister and brother had come to visit him and since his house was only two bedroomed he requested me to allow his brother sleep in my house. I accepted the request and allowed the brother to sleep in my house. However, the guy woke up at night went to the sitting room, stole my phone and went back to sleep. In the morning I woke up only to find my phone missing, after a long search i asked my wife to call the phone and when she did, we heard it ringing from the bedroom we had given the guy to sleep in. We went in only to find him struggling to switch it off. That very morning I chased him out my house and told the neighbour what he had done.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mauko, Busia, Kenya
Map of THE WRONG GUEST
 
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