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


money is something that every one needs and is always looking for ways to get however money without wisdom is a complete waste. there was one person in my community by the name osinya who had just found a good job that was very well paying. this man did everything to make sure that the family lived happily after all the struggles and hustles they had gone through in life. osinya made sure that his family lived in comfort by taking them to a big house with electricity and water.he made sure that his children went to a good school and ate the best meals he could afford.his wife his wife being concerned with the future asked him if he was saving a portion of his salary or investing in some business something that osinya disagreed with claiming that he still had to work and would start saving in the future osinya came to understand the importance of his wifes ideas when five years later he was retrenched yet he had not saved or invested his was difficult for him and his family.


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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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