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

Light Unto Women

It was last year when the Women self help group visited our village and saw what women were passing through. They were living mostly as housewives with nothing to do except house chores. Some did extra work but in vain since they never knew how to. At this time, all women are self dependant and able to sustain their families, this is because the women self help group taught them different skills, weaving, pottery and some even reared their own animals. They benefit a lot from them, they also have an account each where they deposit money, this helps them save enough money for future use. Right now all women are living comfortably in Milima village, non depends on provision from other people, they are self dependant. This makes us thank the 'Women self help group' profusely for what it did, since children can now be paid for fees by their mothers. This is light unto the village.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to Women

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Voikei, Mwakingali, Kenya
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