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

After The Storm

It was early in September and most people in our village had prepared their shambas.Now they were waiting on curiusly for the rain to begin so that they could plant their crops.The rains finally came one sunday evening.First there were just a few drops but then a frightening storm began.A strong wind blew the rain poured down,adn trees and house were shaken by the thunder.The rain continued until late in the night.The following morning there were pools of water everywhere and the ground was covered with broken branches.When the children at our school arrived at their school that morning they coudl hardly believe their eyes.The two class had been completely destroyed.All that remainded of the building was a heap of mud,poles and a torn roofing.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kisumu/kabondo, Kisumu, Kenya
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