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

Temptations

I remember when i sat for my kenya certificate of primary Education.By then i was staying with my Uncle.Life in the upcountry was quite challenging in such a way that i was financially unstable.He used to work on peoples farm where he was being paid low wedges and sometimes work without being paid.I lost my parents when i was still young. I used to help my uncle on peoples farms while i was still waiting for my results. When the results were out i got 297 and lost hope and did not have any option but to go and work as a house girl.in the city.Where i was working i was mistreated and my uncle was not even being paid the exact salary they agreed.My employees husband set his eyes on me it all started that he used to carry with him snacks. One day as i was washing utensils he emerged grabbed me and i was pushedon his bed Before he could do anything his wife who had gone to work appeared and he pretended like nothing had happened when he saw her I was shedding tears his wife said me crying & i was asked what was going on.I was accusing her husband I went back home after reporting to the chiefs camp. I stayed home after one month my uncles friend called him &told him that he was found a free school.My uncle borrowed money and i came and joined a free school.my uncle borrowed money and i came and joined kibera Girls soccer.Although Am facing many challenges like i don't have anywhere to stay .I just want to thank our forme Principal MR TEKA RICHARD who admitted me and my god bless Him.

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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Olympic, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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nobody
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This story describes a...
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