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

A New Dawn

Anjeline Akinyi lay her death in a lonely thatched house in her fathers compound.She was28 years old.Everybody was scared of her after being diagnosed with HIV+.Even her own parents avoided and told everybody not to go near her.Her mother would cook food and push it in Anjeline room with a stick so that she can pick and eat.It reached a time when the family members started preparing her funeral,her eldest sister bought a sack of maize and brought to the parents.Her health detiriorated. One day their neighbour got an accident and died when the report reached the village people started mourning and gathering at her parents home,Hre father had gone far away when she was summoned instead of entering the house to see wether she was dead she started organizing the funeral,thats when one person demanded to see the corpes.They were suprised to see Angeline still breathing,though sick,emaciated with sores all over the body.She was taken to Butula Mission Hospital admitted and became well,An organisation (BEEP)took care of her put her on ARV"s and started campaign against AIDS and stigmatization,now the community is well informed and people have started living positively with HIV.


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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 physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by 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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