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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:

Kiala The Greedy Boy

In our neighbour's home there was a boy who was greedy and mannerless. His name was Kiala. Kiala would eat a full plate of rice and beans in few seconds, by that he made some villagers shocked. One day her money came to confirm that my hiding outside the door after serving him with her two sisters. Kiala started eating as fast as possible and he finished in two minutes time. Her mother was shocked and took him to the hospital so that the doctors may check him if he was normal. He was find ill in the stomach. He was treated in the stomach and an operation was done on his upper stomach. She stayed with her mother as her mother took care of him. After three months her mother started to notice some changes. He ate half plate full of food, taking a lot of time. Her mother brought a pastor to pray for him. Since that day her mother believed that with God everything is possible.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nyalenola, Kisumu, Kenya
 
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