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

Held By Two

Paul ,a boy who had grown in kibera got on his early twenties and decided to have a relationship for leisure.He met this young beatiful lady who he seduced in the name of love that never exists just to get sexual favours.He succeeded and gave the girl he had a break to find favours from this other lady. Paul had this two girls who did not recognize each other.When Paul looked more determined he got what he wanted from the girl he turned against her but the lady lost her dignity to Paul.She said she was not a prostitute and she was not meant to be moving and sleeping from man to man and place to place.Paul had no option than to take the lady as a wife. After some few weeks,the other lady realized that she was pregnant with paul.She also came to Paul and said the would be no place for her to go with the child and insisted to stay with Paul.Paul is a teacher who only teaches computer and earns only five thousand shillings.It happened that among the girls the one he loves is not recommended by his family.Paul up to date is still seeking help.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Katwekera, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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