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

My Marriegy Life

In 1996 My husband fall sick he died in June the same year after three months sickness. By that time we were staying together in busia town where he worked as a welder. I had to more to a village called were bugengi sublocation, Bukhayo/west location,matayo's division for body burial and for me to stay. It Location, Matayo's division for body burial and for me to stay. It was a foreign place where he bought. After burial my family members and my husband's family members went back and nobody thought of me and my family At were i locked like an old leaf drooping from a tree. But us a human being i din,t wrote use a leaf but i was to stay and face tough life widow)he told me that if u stay alone you are going to suffer most so i stood hid and joined his group MONYANGI women GROUP. In the group we had set day in a week where we had to work together . We ourselves dug for each. from there members come and dug for me for the first time. i planned maize and casava.Also in meetmas learned how we should fight our poor standard of leaving e.g start income generating activities , take care of them well. take to hospital when they are sick. We even went for a as starting an E.C.D called Masiba. At The E.C.D our aim was for our children to known how to read and feed and my life changed a bite Through groups i have been able to leave and even take my children who took young to school, elder 7 years, and also have managed to support a boy 11years old who i stay with an orphan and mother mud

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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Iwero, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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