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


Since we were young, our parents had always segregated us because we were girls. We were being denied freedom to socialise, the freedom to speak and many more. The pressure was too much on us and only this year in the month of February Halima our big sister in the bid to help us get freedom in the future decided to take her life after she had written a note indicating why she had killed herself. I was very much pained with her death and bitterness overwhelmed me such that I felt like killing my parents but all in all I just had to forgive them with time. However one thing I realised was that after her death at least our parents started to give us freedom.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mandizini Estate, Busia, Kenya
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