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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:

Abandoned On The Streets

I am called David ,i do not even know the name of my father.My coming to the streets in Kakamega town was by the act of my mother.She had tried to support me as a single mother and failed to take it any further.She abandoned me in town and at 6 years another good Samaritan, a business lady picked me.She stayed with me since 2007 trying to provide my basic needs.She opened a small income generation for me and after one year decided to buy a bodaboda bicycle for me to carry o such transportation service as i make some income.I believe very soon i will be able to get enough funds to buy a motor bile (together with a small loan)and this will take me to the next level

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  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
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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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