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

Hard Work Is Amust For Excellence

I am Rinna Indeche aged 20. I lost my dad in 2004 and remained only with my mother who though hardworking, the problems she faced singularly were overwhelming. We were 5 children against her lonely efforts since 2004, but she tried getting all of us through school. As the eldest of the 5, I decided to be the role model and did my best to pass my KCPE, then proceeded to form 1 in 2007, I had invitatio0n to join Mukumu Girls high School but ended up in Lwanda Secondary. My hard work enabled me to attract APHIA II Western when they selected beneficiaries who are bright and poor, to be among them. Since finishing KCSE in 2010, I am set for college thou i do not know how i may pay. Masinde Muliro University has offered me a diploma course


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khayega, Kakamega East, Kenya
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