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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:

Hope Superceeds Doubt

When Maria completed her Fourth Form Education at has Wanyika secondary school,she was idle for a long time hence the devil finding a perfect workshop for building his mischief. The freedom she had always admired was right infront of him.Taking a look at her home,she had no parents-they were lost in the just completed post-election violence.In order for Maria to get her basic needs,she had no other option but to get into prostution! She continued with his 'business' for three unending years before a grap by the name 'KILIO CHA WAMAMA' introduced a company of cooks at hes Wanyika town.Maria's Home science knowledge was still intact in her brains,making her to leave prostitution and join the group of women. Though it was too late for Maria since she was a victim of HIV/AIDS,she did not loose hope.Maria also realised,some of the women were of the same status. The money got from her services,was used to take care of herself,through buying of anti-retrovirals and balanced diet.Maria is living a positive life upto now.Thanks to KILIO CHA WAMAMA.

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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: Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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economic
opportunity
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well-being
 
 
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nobody
the wrong
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This story describes a...
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