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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:

An Organization That Has Transformed Many

My name is Kevin Kolanya. In 2001 I lost my father and towards the end of the same year it became too hard for my mother to support the three of us in the family and at the same time she became extremely sick and so I ran away. I joined a bad company that led to my joining street life. I experienced a lot of hardships and my mother died in the cause of my confusion, I couldn't even afford to attend her funeral. Last year WEAEP assisted me and I could transform from the bad habit of smoking , using gum and general loss of hope. I have been rehabilitated through the efforts of this caring organization.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Weaep

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: 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...
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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