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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:

My Aunt's Husband

Actually Stella is one of those aunties I loved and trusted so much and so when he came to my parents and asked them to allow her live with me I was so happy. Since my parents are so poor, he promised to continue paying for my school fees and even take me to a better school. My parents agreed so I went with her. We arrived at her place and oh my she was living in a big mansion with all sorts of things in the house, For me, I thought she owned Kenya while some of us just lived or survived in Kenya. We started well but with time, her husband started being a nuisance to me. He would bother me so much especially when we remained the two of us in the house. He would come in the kitchen and hold me and even start caressing and kissing me. I thought of what to do and so on fine morning I decided to share this with my aunt but she couldn't trust me and when the pressure was too much, I decided to go back home and today am happy to be at home with my parents.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nandunga Estate, Nambale, Kenya
Map of MY AUNT'S HUSBAND
 
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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