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Suffering And Smiling Meant For A Widow And Orphans

Based on true story,about a woman (widow) who suffered a painful life. She was married and blessed with three children stayed at 4 bedroom house her children at boarding .She and her husband worked at airport. Death the cause of her mysery immediately after her husbands brothers who also demolished her house and sold all the households including the land. She took way to where she was born (village) her brothers also did not spare her to threw her out. Came back to Nairobi shockingly,after reporting to work, she saved with sammary dismisal and more over denied compensation of her husband and her final due . Back to house landlord did not give her time even to mourn her husbands death, threw her out of the 4 bedroom house. Now she stayed at Kayole a single room (Iron). That very year her first born passed KCPE with over 400 marks No school fees , no food in short life to her changed to the poorest person in the world.Her boarding school children dropped to day school and even spend the whole term at home.Last year the two of her children were sposored by a well wisher.Now the problem is with her child who lost National school to day schooland even now as am writting this story she he has no school fees and he is on the fourth year though the school headteacher sometimes have mercy on him due to her bright talented education .For now he is looking for a well wisher who can sponser her to finish the secondary level education.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kayole-soweto Village, Nairobi/machakos, Kenya
Map of SUFFERING AND  SMILING  MEANT  FOR  A WIDOW AND ORPHANS
 
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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