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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 Sister In-law's Sorrow

My wife and I were living in a single room when my wife's sister consolata came to visit us I requested our neighbour Mr Baraza to host her in one of their bedrooms just for a night. They wholeheartedly accepted and that night I took my wife's sister to sleep there. However at night Mr Baraza sneaked into her room and started to caress her. Consolata woke up and was about to shout but the man blocked his mouth threatening to kill her with a knife if she shouted. Consolata lay there still as the man raped her for about three hours untill consolata was very weak. The following morning, Consolata told us the ordeal and when we tried to report the matter to the police, nothing could be done due to lack of evidence.

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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 good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Marachi, Busia, Kenya
Map of MY SISTER IN-LAW'S SORROW
 
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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