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

God Loves Children

When i was about six years old our mother went to fetch some water from the nearby stream and she left us to play with my elder sister and my younger brother Tubula. Tubula was alwayssickly and we used to take care of him while our two parents would go to search for our daily bread at the nearby market. One day our father picked us up with the corperative cae as usually our mother prepared for us food and tea for us to take and our mother went to fetched water at the stream. After some ten minutes whrn our mother had left a strange woman came home signng sstrange songs she called us and assembled us around with my four sisters and Tubula. I went in the maze plantation pretending to having helping myself loose. but raised an alarm to my mother that we have a strange woman with a panga and she has taken all my sisters and our brother Tubula. My mother came with a fiddle and hit the lady twice and she ran away off to the main road. I manged to rescue my sick brother.


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