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

Mending The Ribbon

The KENYA NETWORK OF WOMEN with AIDS was set up in 2004 in order to take care of women who have been affected by AIDS and marginalised by the society. Faith is one of the main beneficiaries of this project, because after her husband died of AIDs she was chased away by her inlaws and forced to live from hand to mouth doing odd jobs in order to cater for herself and her two young sons. she received financial support from KENWA and was able to set up a business and is now self reliant.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: KENWA

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  • 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 saw what happened in the story

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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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
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