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

Unexpected Sponsorship

It was in 2007 when my sister finished her primary level and passed with good marks but there was no one to pay for her secondary education because back then my mum had no job.As a parent my mum tried so much to take my sister to school,she even went ahead and applied for bursaries but that could not work. My sister stayed in the house for about 3 months hoping that one day she would make it to school but all that was in vain.My sister decided to look for any job so she could save money so she could join secondary school.No one was ready to employ her since she was under age.One day my sister was walking when she met a rich woman who used to be my mums friend.She stopped my sister and asked how she was doing with the schooling.My sister became speechless,the woman pleaded with her to tell her the problem.She did not refuse to tell the story to a well wisher.When the woman heard the story she decided to sponsor my sister until she cleared her secondary education.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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