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

Hope Through A Burning Experience

My name is Rose Akala. I am a member of Usife Moyo Women Group in Kakkamega Central. I am HIV positive, a condition I have lived with for the last 7 years. My husband died 2 years ago. I have had a big problem bringing up my 3 children who are also in school. I found a reprieve in Usife Moyo Women Group which has been able to cushion me in the hardships, the traumatic/low self esteem emanating from this cruel experience. We have undergone a contineous counseling and workshops as we work hard to find alternatives of making ends meet. I have learned how to do business and farming at an improved level through acquired skills from the capacity building initiative we get from the Group’s trainings. Also I have had a boost from table banking and merry go round by this Group.


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 security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Emusala, Kakamega Central, Kenya
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