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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 Escape

Those who were born swift or naturally good at sprinting and swimming were the escapis of their death.Our village being 200m away from river miriu was now in an attack by the kales. The first house was on fire.commotion was high on this night.people run up and down to save there lives.Beign unprepared was the major cause.They came closer and we all emerged from the back of the house towards the river. Everyone was for him/herself but God was for us all.I managed to escape the bows and spears attacks i also swam well across the river. I saved my life and i met my family on this side some of them never made it through.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: None

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Sondu/miriu, Kisumu, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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