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

"village Library"

We live in our sleepy village with two a widow who lives a humble life She is rich,and she has ensured that no one in their family has slept hungry or failed to get treated once sick. She has extended her hand to the neighbours she has gone an extra mile and she has converted one her houses to library for use by the community.She ha equiped the house with the pair a pair of well-worn sofas and reading tables and well kept shelves adorned with priceless books. The books in the shelves covers on many activities that affect the villagers culture and well being .They covers issues in the fields of law ,politics,media,religion,literature,history,development and civil society. Villagers are able to read these books in the library without limit.This has helped maintain a family relations,peace and unity in the village and also educate the villagers on what is going on in the outside world.


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to NEIGHBOURHOOD

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shikoti, Kakamega, Kenya
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