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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:

Changing My Life

My name is peter Oketch. I am an orphan having lost my parents while i was still young.Having one no one to take me in i went to the streets to try out life there.Life was very hard.Gettting things like food , clothes and other basic necessities was hard . I one day visited a church and luck enough,i was spotted as needy and the church pastor decided to take me to his children's home.I have been able to get foods clothes and shelter there and i am really grateful i have also been able to go to school and get education.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Ushindi Childrens Home

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, 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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