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


we noticed the slum is full of waste materials that was either improperly stored or it was in the or it was in the wrong place. i came up with idea of collecting plastic paper bags in huge bulks which was easy to find because the slum is mostly covered with waste plastic bags. i could collect them and take them to a furnace at a local industrial town and later we would make very beautiful handbags for women. the demand for our bags increased each day and we had to expand so we started even collecting plastic bootles we became so successful that now we have bought an old lorry for transporting the plasctic bags. our business is to established and now we got enough money to feed us pay for our bills and daily needs that we have we would like to urge the youth not to pray about the kind of work they do because u never know.. i know get paid verry well and i will never look for employment again


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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