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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 Agreement

My father had a huge financial debt to his very close friend Mr Ondigo and so sometimes in April they met and made an agreement that Mr Ondigo would cancell his seventy thousand debt that my father owned him only if my father gave me to his as a wife. This made my father so mad on me and continually pressed me and forced me to marry Mr Ondigo's son. He even convinced my mother and together they rose against me. One thing that disturbed me disturbed me was I being sold over or what. Anyway after a hard and long battle I gave in to their idea and got married to the man I didn't love but for the sake of my parents, I had to do ti.

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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 bad idea that worked despite itself
  • 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 my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
Map of THE AGREEMENT
 
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