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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 Day I Will Never Forget In My Future

I was born in a certain village called Namanjalala in mulimani sub location Kwanza district trans-nzoia county and i was born in a family of six children and mau parent are called Hellen Simiyu Awour and Martin Simiyu Okwella but was unfortunately God take one of may parents who is my father when i am ten year old.I as first born in our family which we was left orphans in the village and in our home without any support of basic needs. After two years when my father have been died we got a big problem with family member which they need to take our property e.g a small piece of land which we were left to sold it and yet they don't give us any support concerning the school, food, cloth, security and medical. Atmost good faith samaritan come one day in our home ina village of milimani area and tell my mother who is a widow that he want orphan children in her organisation to go and support them.When we have like that we were happy and my mother realised us to go with him so that he can give us support concerning school. and when we go with him he started to make us as a slave that we do all the work so that he can help us.

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  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • 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 my family

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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: Mulimani Village, Kwanza, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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solution
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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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