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

Widow Support

I am sarah and I am a widow. My husband died when I had no fol and no business. He was the soul bread winner in the house and had nothing to worry about. When he passed on, I had to find a way of surviving and see my children in school. This was a great challenge of my side because there was no one to support me at all. I started business to see my life move on. This has been helping me do my things and support my family. I thank God for the government which has brought in some support for the widows to support their family. The many has helped me improve my business and I am really doing well in the business. It has picked up so well and am in a position to pay fee and buy food for my family.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: The Government of Kenya

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kefingo Estate, Kakamega, Kenya
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