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

A Fresh Start

a young musician by the name exodus really inspired me.i now have proof that even the neglected and reflected in the society has gold in them. he was brought up in a tussled family where his father neglected them with his mother and brother.he later ran to the street and became a street kid.he did all the street kid do .he stole,smoke glue,bhang,never bathed and was dispiced by by-passers. he later decided to go to a church where the pastor accepted him and asked him to reform.the pastor realised he had a good voice and made him join the church choir.though he had been given shelter he used to shriek back to the street and smoke bhang.some of the church members gave up on him but the pastor didn't. currently he is reformed,through he prayers of the pastor and those who didn't give up on him.he is a successful gospel musician.he inspires other people who are in the street to change their lives


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda
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