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

A Period Of Hardship

It was in the year 2005 when God showered us with abundant blessings after losing both of my parents in a car accident. By this time I was in standard six while my younger sister was in class two. This incident made us think that we were all alone in this world since nobody bothered to help us or assist us accept my dear grandmother and my beloved aunt. Because of this it took us so long before going back to school due to lack of basic needs. Before November that year, My aunt borrowed a loan which she used to admit us back in school. After my end term exams that year, I was obliged to know that I was among the best pupils in the class. Due to this, My headteacher called me in her office and informed me that there was a bursary fund offered to orphans in the school by the councillor for helping me because my lifestyle is not the same and I also thank the almighty God who have helped and guided me all through until now that I am going to sit for my KCSE exams 2011. [ALSOVINE]


  • 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 was affected by 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
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