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

Fire Accident

Help! Fire! fire! Mummy come out! it was on a sunday morning when i was preparing to go to church when i heard a little child crying for help i ran quickily towards where the voice was coming from.QWhen i arrived there 'oh my God'.These were the words that i uttered first. Therefore was all over the house.The little child was standing right infront of the house and when i asked her she told me that her mother was trapped inside the house which was a blaze.Many people surrounded the place but no one could have helped .since it was too late no one dared to call any fire bridgade to come.Suddenly my mum decided to do so and in a twinkle of an hour the fire fighters were struggling to put off the fire but unfortunately they were unable to rescue the child's mother within an hour the red cross of kenya arrived.This is when they took this child and decided to help her.Until now she is well and continuing with her studies.Thanks to the red Cross of kenya and the Nairobi fire bridgade who helped in the accident.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kondole, Kisumu, Kenya
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