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


One day, there was a woman who was living near us. The woman was called Beatrice. She had only three children; the biggest a girl and the smallest a boy. There is one day when the woman was crying, we were surprised to hear that but kept on listening to her. Then later we heard another scream again, then we went immediately to her house. When we reached there, we could even not utter a single word. We saw the woman crying for help and when we asked her what was happening then she told us that she is sick. After a few minutes, we took the woman to the hospital called Kenyatta. Then we told the doctor to test whether she could have HIV/AIDS. Before the doctor could go outside, he called me and told me that the woman was suffering from HIV/AIDS. I was surprised. Then we took her home and we called for the meeting and told the villagers that we should take care of her and give her the good care that she need in her lifetime before she depart.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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