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

Left Over Coins

Sometimes we loose a lot of money when we spend the left over coins or balance anywhowly without thinking of how we can do gain something out of it. As was thinking on how badly we just loose this coins and use them t purchase unworthy things like sweets,pop corns and other non profit things for children an idea struck me.I got a money box and placed it on a strategic point in my house and whenever there was any left over balance in terms of coins it was placed there. This i did for a period of one year and when i broke the box i was shocked and surprised with how much i had gathered.It was fifteen thousand shillings which i used to beef up my business that had stared experiencing shocks. From that time i have always valued every coin in my hand and any coin that has no use.I always bank it in my money box.


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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: Nundika, Busia, Kenya
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