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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:

Circumcision

In my community circumcision is a custom and a cultural practice done after every one year. Those who accept the practice the area and even town. As they are walked in the area, the initiates are always told to dance, while singing and playing some traditional and their bodies smeared with clay. Some go to hospital as a second option. The man hid under the bed as the people tried to force the door open. Just then an idea struck the mans wife. She was boiling some water and so she took and poured to the girl and police were called for help. Some people were furious over the whole incidence and as just they were coming to beat up this woman the police came in to intervene. The man was later circumcised at the hospital but thanks to the wife who helped him.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Bukhayo, Busia, Kenya
 
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