Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Business Woman

Kaloki is a self proclaimed business woman who has managed to open huge whole sales shops and depots all over Nairobi.She graduated at the university of Nairobi and holds a degree in economics. One day as she was visiting a friend at the slums she noticed there very few shops available and most were half empty and either the prices of goods was hiked or sub standards products were found in the shop.She decided to open up huge retail centers at different places which sold the most basic goods at most cheap reasonably price. She achieved this by buying his good directly from the manufacturers and by doing this she cut the losses that normal businesses incur when paying middle men to deliver goods. Her business has become mo re successful that she managed to open her business and opened up more huge retail centers around the slums. We thank her for the bold and huge risk she took in us and we thank her.


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 physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Laini Saba, Nairobi, Kenya
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