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

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is so vital in any individuals life.This is not a subject you will walk to class or any school whether public or private and expect to be taught most of us have been left bankrupt because of financial illiteracy why is it that some rich people dont understand what investment is? At some point in life we think we are rich or someone is rich then when they are dead its when we realize that this person had no investment and so she dies a poor person. Equety bank is on the ground and has trained its member to walk into the slums of Mathare and teach people on financial literacy. Member of the community are given topics on how to do proper targeting so that they can plan on the income that they have,how to balance their income and expenses so that they cannot overspend,they are taught on how to make money work for them and not them working for money.I this classes, we are encouraged that for one to be wealthy you dont have to have come from a rich family.What you only need is a good business idea,work on it, find the best market and everything is set, equity also encourages as to have the spirit of saving. Members also benefit from them. This knoledge to slum was a good idea because most slum members assume they have to work extra hard to be rich.


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 physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mabatini, Nairobi, Kenya
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