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

Children Rights Are Human Rights

When Ann's husband died little did she know it was the start of her darkest part of life. Everything was forcefully taken from her including land tittle deed, household goods and land. One of her inlaws was chosen to inherit her since in their community it was believed that a woman is a property that has no right of it's own. When she refused, her house was burned down and she fled to her parental home with her children. Her brothers decided to help her with her five daughters, the children were to stop going to school and be employed as maids or getting married. The widow was confused and did not know what to do or where to go. One day she heard about an organization called REEP which has it's officers at Butula. She was suprised to get that she was not the only one with almost the same problem. The center handles all the paragal cases including human rights that affects children women and men. Ann was helped to get back her property. she is now staying at her marital home and the organization is assisting her in educating her children. Her inlaw escaped after realising he was to be arrested. Now Ann has started poultry farming and she's the chief supplies of indigenous eggs in the area.


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Butula, Busia, Kenya
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