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

Child Violation Rights

When i was young our mother used to manufacture local beer and sale to our community early sixties and seventies. One day one of our regular customer known as Mr. Otoako. He request me to go to Lurambi shopping center and buy him four cigrettes and i match box and bring him 5 shillings change and buy sweets for only 5 cents. I left home pushing his bicycle because was not able to ride the bike and had never learned how to ride.So i went while walking and pushing the bicycle but on my way back after buying what Mt. Otoako had sent me i now decided to seat on the bike and assumed that now i known how to ride the bicycle since there was no hell but only shallow road to ride on so i tried to run the bike back home and i had put the sigarettes in my front side of my shirts pocket a lorry came from infrond and me and behind i heard a matatu hooting just close to me and the road became narrow for me to escape. i was forced to ride in a push only to find myself on top of trees the bike had a tyre bust after hitting it on a stone beside the road. I went home without all items send by the customer i was punished by my mother and she had to pay for the bike repaer and ten shillings refunded to Mr. Otooko.


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  • This story relates to food and shelter
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  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shikoti-lirambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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