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

Self Estamblishment Through

My name is Joseph Mukhabali. I am a member of Youth action Group of Kakamenga central District.When we put our minds together as youths in 2009, We were able to come up with an innovative idea through which we could enhance our economic status.We have since been able to equip ourselves and build our capacities in income generating projects especially business enterprises. Through a money lending programme, Members have been able to acquire funds with which they developed self uplifting and estamblishment projects. I have been a beneficiary in as much as i have been able to access such funds to be able to start a retail shop for over the last two years. Our greatest impendipent as youth in general is in relation to lack of support. We really need financial capacitation through any well wisher or sponsor,so as to extend our initiative to help the large commuity more fully.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamenga Central, Kenya
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