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

Child Abuse

In my village there was a middle-aged who had a second wife after his wife died three years ago.The man whose name was Kibui has two children,a son and a daughter.The second wife was a very cruel mother that even she could not give child food.She beat them very badly without mercy because they were not her real children.When father came the children did not tell their father because they feared they would be beaten by the step-mother.The children could only eat supper when their father was there but other meals they never ate. When the got sick,she never took any step and take them to medication instead she chased them out of the house when there was rain and cold.She told them,every day they should wake up at 6.00 am to start manual work such as digging the shamba,washing clothes and other work and after that the children could not put along with that so they told there father and their father chased away the cruel step-mother.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Street Uthiru, City:nairobi, Kenya
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