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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:

A New Dawn For Esther

Esther is a woman who has really suffered for long.Her husband died from HIV/AIDS back in 2006 and since then i see has passed through alot of difficulties.Her in-Laws rejected and despised her say she was not part at the family anymore and therefore she say she was not part of the family anymore adn therefore she was thrown out together with kids not considering the fact was thrown out together with her two kids not considering the fact that she was also sick. She had nowhere to go but just to stay in one filthy house which her brother-in law rented for her in Gatwekera village.After that no one bothered on how she was going to survive or live. She started borrowing her neighbours some food but still they were not contented to go on the little they got. She was adviced to go and talk to a social worker who worried with CARE CENTRE on how she could be helped. Fortunately God answered her prayers because the Organisation after listening to her sad story sponsor her to kids.A new dawn had just opened up for Esther since she was put on treatement of ARVD immediately.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bombolulu Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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