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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:

Orphan

There was this girl that was an orphan. She was then faced to stay with her uncle since she had no other place to stay. The uncle was gready in that he wanted to marry her off to and old papa who promised to pay him greatly since he was rich. The man had so many wives and so one of the wives that was now the eldest took the girl as her own daughter. She then advised her to run away and go to a nearby village and even become a househelp so that she could earn a living. The girl succeded and out of that she was able to educate househelp and even her siblings

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Makonga, Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Orphan
 
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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