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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:

Giving A Helping Hand

I was heading into a store from the car park when I noticed two older women standing outside their car looking frazzled. When I came out of store, about 30 minutes later, they were still there. so I wondered there to see if they were okay. It turned out that their car battery was dead. They had a baby in the back and we couldnt communicate well since they didn't understand any of the language I could talk. I didnt wrapper cables in my car but I was able to find guy who did and we got their car started. I am not sure what they were saying when we parted but I like to think it was a big old "thank you". I felt happy for having helped them too.

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 happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega Town, Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of GIVING A HELPING HAND
 
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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