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

Joint Efforts Eradicate Weakness/ Provide An Answer

My name is Mutanyi Angatia. I am amazed at what a Group initiative can do. It can pid food on the table, take children to school ensure that medication is assured hence health security etc. Since 2001 when I joined Chenda Kalara Selp Help Group, much of my fears fell off. I dispossed of all the stress I had had being a widower. I draw much assistance from Chenda kalaha Self Help Group. I have been able to get funds from this Group, to take my son to school in 2004-2006. I also get funds to build my house when the one I had was almost falling on me.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Chenda Kalaha Self Help Group

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mayungu, Kakamega North, Kenya
This story describes a...
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The story is about...
Who benefited from what
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