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

Venturing In Farming

My name is Lydia. i completed my university about 3 years ago. After completing I went ahead to look for a job but i couldn't get that easily. I had started giving up when a certain organisation named vistied my constituency and then started teaching farmers on better methods of carrying our crop farming. I decided to enroll for their lessons which were to last for a whole month instead o being idle. We were taught more ranging from growing cash crops, vegetables and many more types of crops. By the end of the workshop I had really gathered a lot and i tried to apply it. I can say from that initial first step, I have never regretted any moment of my life. I ventured in growing different types of vegetables in my small garden at home. The results have been overwhelming since I have manged to get a lot of profits from the harvest that I sell. I am now not even in a hurry for a job and I owe this success to WEWASAFO.


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  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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