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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:

Trouble In The House

I have just returned back home this month of July to live with my mother and have vowed never ever in life to live with any person especially a man and at times I even find it hard to think that I will ever get married. My regrets started in March after my father passed away and a friend of his also a good familly friend took me and promised to take good care of me. Plans were done and I travelled to join his familly in Mumias. Trouble began on the third week when this man started to try and lure me into having sex with him. When I resisted, he forcefully grabbed one morning when no one else was in the house and raped me. I felt so much defiled and dirty. I packed my things and left the place the following day and since then I have lived to vow never to live in any man's house.

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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 frustrated
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: N/a, Busia, Kenya
Map of TROUBLE IN THE HOUSE
 
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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