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

A Boost To Development

My name is Abraham Wakukha and i joined the Youth Action in 2009.I have two sons and when one of them was called to join form 1 last year it was my greatest challeng especially for me a jua kali businessman.Thanks to the Youth Action Group.Out of the funds we had generated over the past years,loans are given to members.I got a loan of ksh 50,000 which enabled me to send Kevin to school and being a very bright boy,he is doing so well that he is always top 5 in a class of 150 students.he is so determined that he has a dream of becoming a surgeon.On my part my confidence and joy remains in the hope to stick with youth Action Group,If however i was lucky to get a sponsor, i could be even more glad.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: The Youth Action 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

About the GlobalGiving Storytelling Project

This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
Learn more about the GlobalGiving Storytelling Project.

About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
Give Now

Help Us Expand the GlobalGiving Storytelling Program

You can support our efforts to create an online DIY toolkit for collecting and analyzing community
feedback by making a donation to GlobalGiving's Innovation Fund.

Collect Stories from Your Community - DIY Toolkit (Offline Version)

Download, print, and distribute the GlobalGiving Storytelling Form (PDF) to start collecting community feedback.

Once you have collected stories, we would love to work with you to transcribe them into our online database for analysis. Please contact Britt Lake at .

Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.