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

A Good Samaritan Who Came In At The Right Time

Life has never been so tough, so challenging. I have come to regret my chores in life especially with regards to issues of life partaining sacrifice and dedication to what matters most. more so being responsible and putting first things first. I had no one in life to help me live responsibly after losing my parents a few years ago. I lived a careless life after desparing and losing hope. I was taken to school by my grand parents who had little control over me. I entertained bad company and before I realized I was pregnant expecting a baby in 2010 while I was only 17. After I got this baby I realized why the wise men said in Swahili that " Mtoto akililia Wembe mpe" or " Majuto ni Mjukuu", both meaning that regret comes afterwards. Being a young mother its too hard to bear. Township Self Help Group therefore will live a lot in my minds as Saviours of my life. Through their encouragement and counselling, I have redressed my life with hope once more.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega Central, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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