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


I was in class four when my dad died, and it was hard for me to continue with my education, because of lack of school fees and other basic needs. I decided to work as a shamba boy, because I didin't find earlier assistance. Luckily in my youth stage I joined NAMATSI SELF HELP GROUP. Whereby the group tried to help me so much in in dairy farming. With this cow I an feed my family, thoug selling milk and paying school fees of my nursery going child. I need financial help in order to boost my farming so that my children can have no difficultie in there Education. and in there life. This is because my Education cannot allow me to get a good job in my life. Wishing you a nice time as you pass through my story. God Bless.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Namatsi Self Help Group

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, Kakamega, Kenya
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