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

Crazy Farmer

A farmer and his son were leading a domkey to the market to sell it.On the way they passed some girls and one of them said to the other "look how silly,Why are you walking When you could be riding .So the farmer put his son on the donkey's back and continued towards the market.They came up to a group of old men who were talking and one of them said"see that is what i mean .there is no respect for age anymore,why is the father walking while the son rides. Hearing this the farmer made his son get and walk while he rode .In a little while they came to some women who said to the farmer what a bad father he was for letting his son walk while her ode so he took the son and together they rode not far they met a farmer who said"you must be crazy to ride that donkey. By the time you get to the market you r donkey will be tired looking bad you wont be able to sell for a good price.You should carry the donkey instead of thee donkey to get tired.So the farmer got down and they carried the donkey


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Namwitsula, Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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