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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 Maasai Saviour

As i struggle with two men who had by now stabbed me on the hand I kept on loosing strength as blood oozed out of me like a broken water pipe They had the intention of taking away my life and even taking all the money i had at the moment.I fell down on the ground with a thud and one of the reached for my neck and just as he was about to hold it an arrow stabbed him on the back and his friend seeing that took to his heel I gathered my strength to see what was really happening and that was when i9 saw the maasai out warrior reach out for the for my hand.I called the police who carried the body of the other thug and with the Maasai watchman my life and his have always being together

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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 that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Busia Town, Busia, 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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