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


Life is not an easy ride. I just remember last year when my house and everything i had got burnt to ashes by a fire that had started from a neighbours house. Since then my life turned upside down as i struggled to come back again. I tried to do this and that but it was all in vain. This year in January, a friend of mine came to me and told me,"you know what Mark life will not get easy to you unless you become tough on it", yeah i agreed but what did he mean. When he really told me what he wanted me to join him do, i angrilly asked to leave my house. Since then we disagreed because he wanted me to join him in robbery something that i found to be very unethical. Just two months later he and his team were arrested and jailed for seven good years.


  • 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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to Friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Marachi Estate, Busia, Kenya
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