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

House On Fire

It was monday night I woke up to go to the toilet. The villager were in a deep steep that time. As I was getting in the toilet I heard a loud scream fire-fire immediately I wentwere the scream was coming from. I did not believe my eyes on what I saw. It was my grand mother''house that was on fire. The blood started to running up and down my spine as my heart leapt a beat I had to put on courage to save my grandmother who was crying of pity in the room. I did not waste evenjiffy of a second I went and took a very cold blanket and covered myself. immediately I went in the room and save grandmother's life After that, that's where the villager started put off the fire. they tried and tried but the effort were neapt in the bad The firekept on increasing and started transfering to other houses. Some things were able to be saved but some did not.Even some people were burnt inside their houses. And I was able to save some who burnt but did not die. We took an hour putting out the fire but our effort bore no fruits. One of the villagers called the fire fighter. They took an hours to arrive .Immediately they started their job in same minutes the fire was off. The affected were taken to the hospital and the dead were taken to mortuary. The villager were in tear for the loved Same did not know where to begin or where to end. this left the villager as poor as church mouse. It was red later day.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Village, Alego, Up Country
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