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

Causes Of Poverty

Many people wish to live well, eat and not work for it. People want an easy life and are involved in shoddy and corrupt deals to acquire wealth fast. An individual laziness may be the cause of their property. People action are also the couse of poverty for other in this case for instance the destruction of many forests in our country by mankind have resulted in rivers drying up and climate changes such as reduced or loss of rains which farmers depend on their crops and their income corruption in the importation of maize or sugar from other countries may resulted into lack of market. Some of the couses attributed to fate which only God can control an example for this is a case where communities are in a very fertile area with high rainfall while others are in areas with severe drought and have to depend on relief for their food. Floods destroy some areas every year well others are well drained and experience no floods.


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 inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Sokomoeko, Trans-nzoia, Kenya
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