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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:

Heartbroken

When my fiancee dumped me six months ago, I was so stressed up such that I was admitted in word. My life was coming to an end and for ones I thought of committing suicide because I couldn't stand the heartbreak after all this was a woman I loved so much with all my heart. So one evening after I had been discharged, I got into my room and mixed the rat and rat chemical that I had bought from a shop with a glass of water. As I went back to close the door, I met my cousin Geoffrey who saw me holding the paper and immediately sensed danger. He sat me down and started to preach the gospel to me. how it was sinful to take one's life and he even encouraged me and told me that the fact that Lindah had called it quits didn't mean it was over and neither was I the first or the last to be dumped. After struggling in spirit for long I decided to press on no matter what, so I poured the poison and chose to live.

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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 failed
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: Point, Teso, Kenya
Map of HEARTBROKEN
 
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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