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

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

People of teh village of Oruba Migori District were blindfolded by the outlook of some gropus that pretended to be concerned by the way people were living. They convinced them that the government of Kenya wanted to help individuals and the gropus. People were happy that at last that their prayers had been heard by God. Those that wanted to get rich overnight threw all their wealth into the program. They were told that the wealth you throw into the program, the more wealthy you become. Few days later, those people were nowhere to be seen they left the people of that area poor and to this moment are still poor, surely don't judge a book by it's cover.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kogelo Women Group

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • 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

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Oruba, Migori, Kenya
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