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

All Is Lost

I am a girl aged 17 and I learn in the Sacred heart Mukumu Girls High school in form two 2011. When I realized that I was an orphan, my hopes had died and I never knew anything about future. When I was still going through life torture, an organization I never knew came on my way. They meant to help those who suffer but intelligent students, whose hopes had died and their dreams shuttered. They were very inspiring and they inspired me not to lose hope but be very optimistic with life. They were like parents to me and advised me to work hard because all was not lost. I took in what they said and to my life has completely changed. i know i have direction which has done extra-ordinary sacrifice for us, they can even took us to visit the ancestral home of the US President Barack Obama. Therefore, they should have credit and provisions to go beyond the region. I am Akinyi leah Elizabeth form Mukumu girls high school.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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