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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:

A Good Samaritan

I am a young boy age 20.I have spent most of my life on the streets of Kakamega as a desperate street boy .Social workers and volunteers have tried for long to help me by taking me to children homes but this could not help solve my problems since in most of the children homes it is not only very young children that i found comfortable there.In 2009 a white lady by the name michelle Rapp took me and started supporting me .After six months ,she was called back home in Germany leaving me helpless.I was forced to restart street life again.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

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 physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shilwitsu, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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