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

Global Warming

I started the project green garden because there was a great need of planting trees because of global warming that is affecting us. I bought over a thousand seeds and i decided to plant atleast two trees daily. I formed a small organization of school boys and girls to help plant the trees I succeeded at first and mu seeds needed to be added because I was falling short. The chief granted us permission to plant in some open places. Two months in the project I wanted to expand and therefore I looked for donars and sponsors. I got little help help from relatives and I only expnaded a little. I started experiencing problems because there was a great drought and my seedlings needed constant watering for atleast a month. I could not provide for for that so I had to let the project fail. I really feel disapointed and I could not forgive myself because I had spent so much time and money in the project they weigh all the pro's and con's before starting.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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

  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Gatwekera, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
the wrong
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
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