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

A Caring Society

Parents play a bigger role i molding their children in character and behavior.The school acts as a role model.Swahili saying,goes" mwana akibebwa hutazama kisogo cha mamaye".Many parents have relegated the role of bringing up their children to maids.This has brought a conflict of interest in the house.The kids tend to give more of their love to the maids. A maid took up the responsibility of bringing up the kids of Mr X.Mrs x was never at home when she was needed,and the maid served the husband and took care of the kids. One day the husband decided to make the maid the housewife.In time they had a baby boy,The wife became unruly and burnt the maid with hot water.Members of society rescued her,advised and counseled the family.the family is now staying in peace.


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 respect
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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