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

It Is Wise To Share Dentures ?

The other day elderly couple walked into a cafe and ordered a hamburger. They walked to a table for two and after saying grace, the old man began munching the hamburger as his wife entertained him with stories.I thought i was unfair and resolved to do something.I walked up to their table greeted them and offered to buy another hamburger for them but they declined. ''there's no problem'we are one'' said the old lady 'yes, i know but each of you has a different stomach.''I tried to reason ''No philosophy young lady we are one'' the old man emphasized. I decided to mind my own business but could not help stealing a glance at them.Eventually the old man finished his meal and went to the wash room.After a short time he came back and handede something to his wife.He proceeded to the counter to purchase another hamburger it's then that i noticed the wife wasbusy fixing a set of dentures in her mouth!


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Pearl Project

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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