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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 Eleventh Hour

The registration deadline for the semester was just short of two days and my heart was still hopeful that no matter i will be registered for the semister.At that time,i still had a balance of ksh 40,000 which i needed within two days in order to register before the deadline. I made phone calls to all my uncles but none of them was willing to help except one who surprised on the very day with a receipt of ksh 30,000 paid in my school account. I gained some strength and went on borrowing form friends until i finally covered the gap on that very day and managed to register that very day.

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Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: K.u, Juja, 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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