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

A Person Who Changes Poor's Life

once upon a time, there was a family which was very poor. This family was made up of three people. Who were father, mother and one child. Fathers name was Rashid and mother was Ruth. They gave birth to a son called Charles. Their son grew up but they did not have money to took him to school. They were in hot soup. When they were all outside at 9.00 am they saw a man towards them boot-black. He was called Mr. Abdi, he talked to them and told them that he would take their son to school and pay him school fees. The family stood aghast with their mouth wide open and tears of joy welled up their eyes. When the boy was taken to school he promised himself that when he finished his education, he would be a doctor. He was very active and used to work hard in class. In his K.C.P.E exams, he passed with A plane and K.C.S.E he was with A+. From there he went to Kenyatta University. That was when he learnt his work and being a doctor. Their life were changed, they we cheerful and encouragious people. They all bow down and thank AAR for being kind to them.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Ayany, Nairobi, Kenya
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