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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 Lives

My name is kipito allan i lost my parents at a young age. having no one to take care of me, i found my way into kakamega streets where i then become a street child. life for me was hard. getting food love care, clothing, shelter was just a dream for me. i and my fellow streets children used to be treated badly by people in town. when it come at night we could sleep in shop corridors. actually life was hard. however a certain time later an organisation come to my rescue when they was took me and several others into a children home. it was then there my life changed. i accessed basic needs and was even able to go to school upto date i am really working hard there to be successful in future.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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: Under 16 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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