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

Maria

Maria was facing the trouble of calling off the semister because her fees had not yet been paid in due time.Though she had managed to be in the university,her family was very poor and this even meant that this could be the end of her studies. Maria also a Kenyatta university christian union member sought for help from the union members who were ready to help her.Her issue was raised i one of the Sunday services and the students were asked to assist her.some card were also given out in support of maria,s studies and the money collected during the unions services. after three weeks a sum of a hundred and thirty shillings had been collected which was enough to make maria undergo her studies until she completed.Today Maria attributed the success in life to the help she got from the union and she is also doing the same to other needy students

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • 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: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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