Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Never Give Up

Joe was a needy fellow. His parents had died of HIV/AIDS. The boy had no close living relatives and always lived alone. He was a hardworking boy. He was able to well feed the five cows which had been left by his father as inheritance. His neighbours were financially upright. One day a neibours son came and confiscated the polite boys cattle. The helpless boy had nothing to do only to look forward to tilling his vast half acre of land for livelihood. Again the son came and had to destroy every property on sight and to add an insult to the injury, the son made her arrested that he was trying to steal his cattle. The boy felt bitter glowing in internal animosity. The other neighbour on realising this went to a court of law. The tycoons son was prosecuted and had to pay the boy ten million shillings and return all his properties. From then to date, the boy started a workshop for fighting for fights of the oppressed poor people from different backgrounds regardless of their tribes of origin.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Street, Nyeri, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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continuous effort
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