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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:

The Memorable Moment Of My Life

It all happened when i was in class five in the year 2009.All kenyans to the ballot box reason being to elect a new president.The material day for kenyans finally came.My parents had already gone to the polling station.I was at home all by myself waiting for mr.kivuitu to announce the rusult.At about twelve o'clock my parents came and sat anxiously in the living room for the results. At about four o'clock Mr.kivuitu announced the results and his excellency Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki had won.We were filled with joy as we all wanted Mr.kibaki to win.We celebrated and filled ourselves to the fullest.The celebration were put to a halt after we heard loud welcomed by a shot of the gun on the forehead.My mother and i screamed at the top of our voices but no one came to our rescue. We were dragged out of the house we pleaded with them but all our pleas fell on deaf ears.They threw us out and burnt the house to ashes. Everywhere in our village was dead people and scattered blood.People were demonstrating saying that kibaki had cheated in the elections.We went to live with the IDPs.My mother and i made houses of polythene papers .We were living in the cold and sleeping without food.We undergone many miserable things.After two years an organisation known as Red cross Society came to our rescue.They provided us with food and treated the sick. They had already built apartments for us IDPs.Tears of joy welled up our eyes.They came with four buses for taking us to the houses.We were provided with everything we needed.They payed all of our bills.they gave our parents jobs to provide for us.They built schools for us and taken to school. We lived in peace love and unity amongst ourselves.We thanked the Almighty Lord for us out of our miserable lives happy lives.We also thanked him for wiping our tears of sorrow away and bringing joy to my mother's and i lives.We also sent the Red Cross Society a letter of thanks. Surely one should never lose hope in whatever situation you are in. One day someone might come and take you out of your miserable lives.Always trust inGod and let your faith be put in God and you will succeed.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ndu-mbuini, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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