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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:

Weaving

Weaving is a project I started like 2 years ago when some chinese people were so impressed by a simple weave that I made some days back. They asked me where I told them I made it my myself. Then is when I decided to start the business because the chinese demanded the weaves in large quantities. I looked for a loan from relatives and I started the business on a low level and it was very stranious because I worked alone. When I sold my first pieces, I got money to expand my business and I employed ten people. Now the business has prospered and I have over twenty workers and I have opened a weaving scholl which gives knowledge to slum dwellers to be self dependant. I thank God for this opportunity he has offered me to help others and I wish that I will expand even more.

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen

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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: Kibera, Laini Saba, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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