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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:

Mrs Jane

Mrs Jane was one woman who had so much pains,bitter and anger in her heart.this made her even hate everyone and frustrate her children so much. One time i visited her as a friend and tried to help her.so i asked her the reason for her bitterness,anger and pains.she started to cry and sob bitterly as she remembered and called the name of her husband.i asked her how her husband was connected to her bitterness and the story she told me was so heart breaking. she recalled those days when she loved her husband out of a true and sincere heart.having gone through a lot of stigmatizing events with her husband she never ever thought that her husband would ever betray her.she remembered a time when her husband had got an accident and was paralyzed on one side.she helped him with everything,bathing him and feeding him.Jane spent most of her salary on treating her her and she even took her to conferences and crusades for prayer and it was through one of the crusades that her husband got healed.later the husband got a good job that was well paying and things stated to change.her husband started to spent nights outside and coming home with women.this went on for a long time until they finally separated.it was difficult to convince Jane to let go the anger,bitterness and pains but after a month she accepted to forgive her husband and today they enjoy their marriage and are in deep love

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Karibuni, Busia, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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