Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

All That Gliter Is Not Gold.

In the village of nyangubo migori district thea came white man by the name Marco Van Basten from Netherlands.He came and started a project which he claimed that will heoulp people of that village improve their living standard and their well-being.People of that village were convinced that it was a good idea.They blindely got into it without the idea of what will be the result.The project worked well.People started investing in the project until it grew so big that the people thought that they had seen light and that their problem had been solve.The villagers woke up one day to find the white man gone with all the wealth that was invested.They cried but to now a vain all their cries were in vain.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: The Whites Movement Organisation.

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Migori Nyangubo Village, Kisumu, Kenya
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