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

Amisery Life

It was in the year 2006, when we fell the earth was made a living heaven for us.I was raised up in poor and pathetic family where having a pair of slippers was like having a gold with you.We were eight kids in the family with only with one parent.Our father had diedlike treee years ago.I was the 1st burn in our family and the only one who had completed primary education and there was no any path to secondary education.The only thing which was left was if any man could ask frm a wife i could be available. I can remember one day a certain help group paid a visit in our village to help the poor ones.They went around looking for the boys & girls who were to join secondary schools.I was lucky to be among them.I thank SACCO HELP GROUP for helping me.My life now is not the same again.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Karware, Embu, Kenya
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