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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:

Helping By Solving A Problem

There was a man who had a son but they did not have enough money to take the boy to school. The man never presented the problem to anyone and the worse of it that his wife left him with the son but never told them where she was headed to. The man did not have the kinde of clothes other men had. The people around him thought what his problem was but finally found out the man and his son got their food from their neighboring village by working in their farms. The people of his village dicided to help by giving a little of what they had. Finally a branch of the UN offered to help him so that the son goes to school. By this time the boy is in standard two on a local school. It was unfortunately that his father passed away living the boy in the neighbors hands.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: UNICEF
  • Related to UNICEF

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Western, Bungoma, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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