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 In Deeds

My friend started looking for a job in his own town. He spent many days looking for a job but he could not find any job so his father advised him to look for a job in another town which was about eight kilometres from his home town. Thus he spent more than ten years but unfortunately he was not luckly enough to get a job. One day while he was returning home he sat under a tree to take a rest and he started thinking what a bad luck for the last ten years but I have noot succeeded. I met this friend of mine in a deep sorrow. I advised him know day there are no jobs anless you start your own. He asked me "how will I start a job without any capital?" I gave him the small amount I was having and told him to start any affordable business.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individuals

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kayole, Embakasi, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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