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

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

In my community, maize farming had been a problem for quite sometime. as you may realize maize is a staple food amongst my community members. this therefore means that as a staple food, its production should be properly undertaken to ensure that there is enough food. however a given organization, stepped in to arrest the deteriorating maize production by coming in with new production methods and equiped farmers with adequate knowledge in the farming methods as well as providing them with loans (soft loans) repayable at a very small interest. the targeted farmers owned small pieces of land which measured as low as quarter acre. maize production since this organization's intervention saw farmers put on smiling faces at the wend of the exercise. food security was drastically improved. how i wished such organizations could emerge in other fields to support people.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Shiasaba, Kakamega East, Kenya
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