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

An Aided Man

There was a man who liked taking alcohol. He normally came late at night. One day, he did as usual. He drunk too much that he couldn't walk well. he just walked into our gate and layed down. It was getting dark and darker. After some few minutes the rain began to fall. It rained and rained. he woked up but could not walk. So he started shouting, "bring another blanket,." Nobody heard him. the man decided to sleep on the ground. As I was walking outside our house, I found the man sleeping on the ground. I screamed loudly as I can but nobody hard me. I went and called my parents to see this man. My father talked to our house "what is wrong with this man?" I asked myself as i went to look at him, I found that is my neighbour. He looked weak. After some few hours, the man woke up and he looked very weak. After some few hours the man was very cold. My father gave him a lot of food an he ate. "Thanks", he said while waving his hand.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

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