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

Food And Shelter Is Paramount To A Child

Once upon a time i was not given some cash for my lunch break. I just had 2 kshs in my small pockets.I went by our school nearby market where we used to buy some food and ganes. I found a rough man selling some sugar ganes. I asked him how much Njikos do you sell per shilling no niko per shilling but only one niko of gane could go for Kshs.5.So i requested him to only allow me and cut for me one njiko for 1 shilling he insisted for 5 shillings but said i had only 1 shilling between me and my poverty.So he he accepted so when he wanted to cut the gane only one njiko i refused and used my knowledge to pull the gane so this man had to cut me three njikos plus his finger.When he saw some blood iran away but head teacher managed to rescue me.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • Location: Stage Mandazi, Kakamega, Kenya
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