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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:

Physically Challenged Adopted Sign Of Caring

In life, its always felt that one must have children when in marriage . In african settings, sons are cherished because father believes that a)their is protection b)Their is observable continuity of the family c)Inheritance of property among other reasons. The worst used to be giving birth to child who was physically challenged. In my village (Cherobani), their is a man who gave birth to a physically challenged child and threw him in a terrace, fortunately, a neighbour heard some noise being produced and she rushed to check what was happening. She found a child who was differently abled but this could not stop her from taking her. She adopted the child to her home, today the child is still alive and happy. The lady decided to incoperate him in hre children.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Cherobani, Kakamega East, Kenya
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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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