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

My Son's Life Changed

Kizo Kilukimi is my name. I am a father of two grown up young men. One finished school a long time ago and the other is in high school. My firstborn after graduating came and started looking for a job. but was bit lucky to get one. He moved from place to place but it was actually hard. About two years back the office of the prime minister initiated a programme dubbed as " Youth Enterprise Fund' which was to loan out funds to youths who should use the funds to start income generating activities. and a test to curb unemployment. My son applied for the loan which he used to start a poultry farm. He continued maintaining his farm well with time it staarted growing well . He started getting profits and in the process repaid the loan and the other proceeds to start a business. Actually my son is doing well and i owe thanks to that 'Youth Enterprise Fund'


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Youth Enterprise Fund

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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: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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