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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:

Rude Shock

I just couldn't imagine oe believe when I got the news that my daughter Christine had engaged in prostitution so as to raise money to offset the hospital bill in April when I was in a coma. When I asked she confessed even making me more shocked. The news has left me even more confused because I am worried of her health status could she be HIV/AID'S positive or negative. Though she helped to save my life, but it is too painful to realise or hear that she had to engage in prostitution to save me.

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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 makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Marachi, Busia, 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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