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

The Sorrow Of Relatives

When my business strated experiencing losses, i sought an advise from my friend I driss to help me with ideas on how to revive the business. I got him and shared with him the predicaments I was facing in my business and the first question he threw to me was who are your workers? I got confused but he explained more. Are they your relatives, friends or people you don't know? I told him most of them almost eight percent are my relatives and he told me that is it. They are the ones causing your business to fall. So he suggested that i drop some of them. It was very difficult but the moment i reduced them to 10%, my business started to improve and today, it is in the process of fully recovering.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nambale Town, Nambale, Kenya
Map of The sorrow of Relatives
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