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

Unexpected Incident

It was on friday night when we were all seated having our supper which was so delicious. We heard noises from all over the street, people shouting and others crying saying,''Get out! Get out!'' We were all amazed and went outside, to look . It was a house that was on fire nearer to ours. We got out of the house everybody and went on its ways. Our school Child was carred by our mother to avoid beingleft inside the house. The house burnt while people were inside their houses. You could just here some funny noises inside the houses. Approximately many were finished up by the burning fire and other seruously injured. One of my aunt who lied there was burnt on his face and his fingers as he wanted to escape from the room to get outside. Immediately the fire fighters came to that place as they found people pouring water so as they can stop fire. The fire fighter engaged themselves and stopped the fire immediately. Those who were killed were taken to the mortuary and the others who were injured but did not die were taken to the hospital. Those who were left by their beloved one and their places of staying were destroyed and lost their properties were given new houses provided with everything and their people treated freely.They were donated with enough food to feed them and also given better educational systems. They were also built new schools for them and were very happy because most of the people had lost most of their family members.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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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