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


Gambling was one game that caused too much stress in our estate. Alot of marriages broke up and boys got lost into this game while some even dropped out of school because of gambling. Husbands could sell house hold things in order to engage in gambling even without sharing with their wives. They also spent a lot of money on gambling and therefore most of their children school fees was not paid as a result. The school boys were also addicted to it that they even missed classes and stole money in order to gamble. With time the situation became worse and a solution had to be found. After a baraza it was decided that any person found gambling in the area would arrested jailed and forced to work on the community and land heavily. The next there was an intensive police operation led by the area chief and a few that were caught served as an example and up to this moment they live to tell the story which brought to a halt the game of gambling in the area.


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Buyofu, Busia, Kenya
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