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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:

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When i just completed primary seven my father died and i began staying with the brothers of my father but non of them helped me.I moved to all of them but they would tell me they don't have money but they also have so many problems to take care of. I decided to go to my sister,she was married i stayed with them she took me to work as a houseboy in someones home. I worked in more than 4 homes as a houseboy but i was not treated well. i was working because i wanted to raise my own school fees but as time went on i lost a heart of going to school because i ad now grown up.I worked as a houseboy for more than 5 years. Here came a lady who admired my work and planned to take me to Kampala.I went with her and she took me to a man who never had a wife.the man loved me so much and treated me as his own son. This man was a photographer one morning he was going for his work and he got an accident on the way.I was at home and i did not know what had happened.He was left on the way but some people who did not know were able to help him and they took him to Mulago hospital where his life back again and theykept his things.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kololo2, Kampala, Uganda
 
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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