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

Stretching A Hand

It was those days when one sits down and thank God for everything and nothing one has. A certain family doing the holiday vacation that decided instead of taking a tour of relaxation from all the hard-work and stress of work and education, should try to stretch hands to help the ones who need us most:the old who arfe sometimes left by their loved ones in their time of need. Should spend quality time together, decided to provide for them food, clothes, help in washing their beddings, homes and hear the life history which helps one to discover how important they mean into our lives. Actually, the old are very interesting, educative people in our lives since they worn, advice and direct on how one should their lives morally upright. It was very inspiring and motivating to spend time with them. They never regret the important time spend with them as they felt that there are people who care for them.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to respect
  • 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
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Nyumba Ya Wazee, Kisauni, Mombasa
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