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

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No one can imagine that garbage collection could or can earn one a huge living,but as for me its a story that at some point seemed impossible until i saw with my own eyes that garbage collection could do to an individual.Michael s life changed after he ventured into the business while in nakuru.he would purchase a hundred huge polythene bags at a cost of ksh.50 each and give them out to 100 household at a cost of ksh 150.the garbage of the household is collected into the would be collected by Michael and then later Michael would be sell them to farmers a 200/= per bag.After a period of 6 months he'd employ many people to help him supply the bags even to hotels and companies. this helped to solve the problem of joblessness and poverty around the areas as many willing and determined people got employed with Michael being the manager of the now established company


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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: Nakuru, Busia, Kenya
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