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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 Plight Of Akinyi

Following continuous batteries from her husband, Akinyi decided to walk out of her marriage with two of her children. She couldn't bear the physical and emotional abuse her husband inflicted on her that saw body full of scars in additional to the emotional damage she had to endure. One of her neighbours however introduced her to the Kenya Women Finance Trust which enabled her to obtain a small loan that helped her to start a business. Apart from that she got counselled and advised by the Rachuonyo Women Welfare which encouraged her to fend for her two sons and not to lose hope in life.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: RACHUONYO WOMEN'S WELFARE

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Rachuonyo, South Nyanza, Kenya
Map of THE PLIGHT OF AKINYI
 
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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