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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 Idps In Kenya

In the year 2008 January, they friends from the kikuyu community lost a lot during the post election violence. Gitau one of the victims lost all his property that was destroyed by fire.He took off to the IDP camp at the police station in kakamega for his safety. He became depenadnt from that incident.when the situation stablelized, the government gave some little cas to IDPs that he used to start a fresh with his business. Two years down the line his business has picked well in kakamega.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mahakialo, Kakamega, 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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