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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 Life Story

I was born in 1996 at Nyanza province in Kisumu. I lived with my mother and father with my two sibblings.My father died when i was in grade four .Life become very difficult for my family.I have to live school so that i could help my beloved mother.We moved from Kisumu to Kibera slums to start a new life,there life become more difficult for my family.I wished that i had a job to support my family but i was at the age of seven with no no education.There appear a lady who offered to help me and my family.She decided to take me back to school and to help my mother too i started my school till now i am in grade eight waiting for my national exams.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Good Samaritan

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Kianda, 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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