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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

Our younger brother Stephen had been bed ridden at the hospital for over a month now. A lot of money amounting to one hundred thousand shillings was needed to treat him. My father approached Mr Simiyu for help and one thing the man told him was that he was willing to help us if and only if my father gave me to his son who was in America as a wife. My father came home and shared the news with us. For two days I thought over the issue but at last I decided to give in so us to save the life of my younger brother which was now in my hands.

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 worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • 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 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: Bwamani, 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