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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:

A Hard Experience Of Street Life

My name is Duncan and i stay in kakamega town and spend my life on the street.Our base (sleeping site) is in scheme.i borrow food from people across the day.on some days i can be lucky to get enough money to buy breakfast,lunch and even supper.But there re many days when no one gives you even a single penny.Our problems are numerous and there are many who hate us.some of us are very harmful and do destroy a lot of property or just steal.some street children have grown into the worst robbers and thugs.i hate to take that route myself. There is man of God who has been preaching to us.He is called bishop Mabwa.He says he also used to stay on the street but his life got changed and he got born again.now he has a car,a big church.In 009 he took me to his church and prayed for me.i have started being guilty about wrong doing.if i had a well wisher willing to provide me with accommodation (shelter and basic needs) i would wish to be rescued to learn how to make my future bright.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Municipalty, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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