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

Helping The Needy

There is this family known as Ouko's family. The family consists of five people: mother, father and three children. The parents were very poor. The father was doing contracts and the mother was a house wife. The kids were going to school and the school was far from their home, if they were to board a bus, it could take sh 60 to school and from the school. One day the boy who was a class seven decided to board a bus and he had no fare. As usual the bus conductor used to send him away if he had no fare. Then there was this young lady who pitied him and paid his fare for that day and gave him 100 shillings for his next day's fare. the lady reached home and explained to her mother the incident and the mother being a good person, she was touched and they went to the boy's house. The lady's mother gave the boy's mother 5,000 shillings to start a business to help her cater for her family. The mother appreciated and started a business immediately and now she is sustaining her family.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

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 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
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera - Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
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