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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:

Roadside Saved Me

Atieno is an orphaned young girl who has tried a lot of things in order to make life be meaningful to her one and only brother of his is a street child in town, the father in laws the brother of his father took all the land including their share. This girl is tirning into prostitution in order to get daily accomadation and meals, after meeting with her several times she accepted to come and stay with my wife in our house, she then started to sell some items along the roadside, the business picked up and she now rents a small mabati house where she stays. She plans to go and look for the brother from the streets and come and stay with him.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: My family

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Shauri Moyo, Nairobi, 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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