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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:

The Red Cross Assistance

In 2007 generel elections in Kenya there was war all over the country. Pregnant mothers were beated to death the police used full force against our mothers the children were crying mama!mama!papa!dad come. What about the mothers who husband had died where did dad go? this were the words that jolted the minds of this children they cried in hunger till their face turned red.The tears of this children formed figure eleven on their faces. You could see your father and mother being burnt alive. Just believe your father being shot and falls down dead.Others were left with scars on the body. Our mothers were raped and killed. Now they live in camps no food no money no love from the ones we lived with wishing i would see my father oh why!why!this were the cries luckily the Red cross came to our assistance.

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  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Nyamira, Kisii, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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social
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
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nobody
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people
This story describes a...
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succeeded
 
 
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