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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:

Brick Making

Many people are doing it and some are planning to do it. Despite some tedious work involved in it, it quite earns some cash. Actually most of the materials are locally available. Many people are making bricks from a specific type of soil in which they sell the bricks at a lower cost compared to the type of bricks which are more expensive and heavier. Despite the fact that these locally hand-made bricks are small in size and weaker, in that they cannot be used to build a story-building, they are long-lasting and many more people today are using them.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, 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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com