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

Finding A Help At Last

I was living in kibera Mashimoni and I was learning at a school known as Magoso centre. School fees and food was not easy to find and I was getting food in Magoso at lunch time and when I go home sometimes there is food and sometimes no food. So I was depending so much in the food that I take in Magoso. My parents were really working hard so that they can get the family needs. When there is nothing to be done at home I sometime go to the streets look for money in different ways. One day when I was busy studying, a director who was in charge of Magoso who was called mama chuchu callled me out of class I write my name I dont know what was happening, suddenly four boys were home and prepare yourselves because the day after tomorrow we will be going, so quickly rush home and told my mother what I have be told. Now I am thanking mama Chiaki for helping me because I am eating well, learning comfortable without any problem even I am enjoying to be at Mombasa and I am very happy because there is everything and I am not lucking anything. So I am very thankful to Mama Chiaki and Mama chuchu.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jumba Rescue Center

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw 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: Miritini (jumbas), Mombasa, Kenya
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