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

From Darkness To Light

It was on August 1995 when my father died and left my mother hopeless in life.the day that my father died my mum was not having any job she was only a house wife my family was then depends on my dad salary. After the death of my dad took place our lives was in vain we had no relatives to turn on,all of them were accusing my mum of my father death they even went a head on taking all our properties we were left with nothing. In 1999 my mother decided to went to Nairobi to look for a job where she got a job of working in a hotel on the other hand me and my brothers we were left up country with our grand mother decided to went to Nairobi to look for a job where she got a job of working in a hotel on the other hand me and my brothers we were left up country with our grandmother who took care of us but we found it difficult living with grandmother. It was on a sunday morning when we heard someone body calling only to found out it was our mum.she had came to went and lived with her in Nairobi.My mother tried her best inorde to took us in school.I am very happy for you people for giving me this opportunity to share my story with other people who were once in the same situation.


  • 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 family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: Mathare, Nairobi City, Kenya
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