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

Success In Life

In our community there was a women group called self help. It rises life of people who are of low standard of living. In our community there lived a woman who doesn't have anything. Due to this group she came up quickly. The group taught her how to live and succeed in her life. Surely the community did not believe the way that woman life changes. They believed that the group or forming an organization help people. The standard of that woman came up in a style. The woman changes her homestead you could think is a palace. She open up big shops, randal houses and so many things. Furthermore she started schools where education takes place. She is among the richest person in our community. She had never turn back for the past life and situation of hardship. She had improved and she never think about turning back. She thanks the group and she encourages the people to form small self help groups. They must make use of them to improve in their life.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mamakalo Village, Kakamega, Kenya
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