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

"success Of A Wheelbarrow Pusher"

Once upon a time, there came a gentleman who had failed to study due to lack of school fees. This gentleman was brought from the village to town by his brother. This gentleman was given a wheel barrow and capital such that he could sustain himself in the city. This gentleman used to sell each and everything which was on to the season such as fresh-beans, nakati, matooke, potatoes, grasshoppers, peas, cassava. This gentleman was able to earn a living. In few years later, this gentleman had saved some money and later was able to change to another kind of business such as whole sale trading (selling dry foods). Today this wheelbarrow pusher is now a wholesaler and hence successful in life.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kazo, Kampala, Uganda
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