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

The Ghost We Can Chase

Due to economical disability Maw was starving with her family if five members. She had only one and a half acre of shamba of which a half acre was her home. She could hardly or not afford to plough buy seeds nor buy fertilizer to utilize her land. We visited her after sighting the problem. She agreed to cooperate with us after explaining to her that our aim was to restore food security in her family. She agreed to rent us her shamba at one thousand shillings that we may change that cash onto her shares in our self help group. We prepared the land, planted maize and beans through modern farming. The production was excellent 3 bags of beans and 10 bags of maize. We took all beans and 3 bags of maize. The three bags of maize cobered production cost of all inputs we had throughout the project. beans was our profit and the remain seven bags of maize was given/ left Mrss X to take 3 bags of maize to continue with project while four bags of maize to be her food security for her family untill next season of harvest.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Namwintsula, Busia, Kenya
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