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


I had a livestock keeper for a very long time but surprisingly i have never known that i could get electricity from animal waste. For a very long time, i had been struggle with firewood for cooking and traditional lights for lighting the house. I was even contemplating on how to bring the electricity to my house something that appeared very expensive at that moment since i had no enough money. One day my son came home with an idea of bio gas which they had just been taught at school and wanted to try the idea at home something i thought to be so impossible because for me i had not been at school so the bio gas thing was just a mirage. I provided him with the materials he wanted and left him to do whatever he did thinking that at the end of the day he would just fail and so i didn't want him to shift the blame to me for not providing him with what he wanted and so i gave him everything he wanted for the project. After one month of trying out the project, he finally succeeded and he even started to use it to cook and provide light in the house something that got me shocked and surprised for awhile


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  • 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: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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