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

My Handcraft Hobby That Changed My Life

My neighbour is a rope maker and the lfe of this rope maker changed my life completely and i have never looked back. I used to have difficulties in meeting my family needs and my home was almost falling down. I learnt the art of making ropes.My original capital was ksh 105/- where i had earned ksh 100/-from working on someone farm and ended my own 5/- It is fullfilling from the time i learnt the skill in 1999,to date my life has change completely.I have continually dealt with business of making ropes. I buy the sisals from the market and make ropes myself i have seen my income grow and been to do marvelous and satisfying things in my life. I have been able to construct a semi-permanent home, am able to purchase school uniform for my children, pay fees and meet their medical needs.I have also been able to buy a local dairy cow that provides milk for my family needsand also sell some.This an art i do after work on my farm that produces food for my family.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Butula, Busia, Kenya
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