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

Hard Work Pays

There was a man who used to work hard in his activities. he was poor but could just try his best to work on his farm. Every morning he used to wake up everyday in the morning to complete his chores because his sons and daughters were in school and their mother had died because of HIV/AIDS.The man worked hard so that he could educate his children very hard and well. When the exams came the girl passed with flying colors that everybody was very excited for her. His father was too happy and required school fees. His father still continued with his farming work at the village of Kabaar. After the secondary she could be able to score an A which made her to go to university for higher studies. After the university the girl performed very well and immediately was taken to an office where she acted as a manager. When she started earning she helped her family.She also helped others in the community and developed them a project. That is when they came to know that hard wok pays.


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 knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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: Maumani Village In Kibaa, Machakos, Kenya
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