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

Drug Addict Boy

My nephew born out of wedlock is a drug addict. He was left by her mother when one year old. I helped the child till the age of going to school. I had to make sure the boy got all his rights. He was so good, a boy who feared God and I really loved him. i never knew the whereabouts of hos mother, then from nowhere his mother came took he child and started living with him. With not time I had many cases that the child is being mistreated by her own mother. This led him to enter into drugs. I have tried to help just to see this boy well again but all has been in vain. The situation now is terrible I cant even no longer stay with him because of his current situation. Her mother also have refused to stay with the boy and help him. This is terrible. Though am trying to reach him. This is terrible. Though am trying to reach him, I hope God will help me to get the solution of this boy.


  • 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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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