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


In our neighbourhood ,there used to be a young man and his wife who were well known for making the best mandazis in the area.Every morning you will find not less that 15 people waiting for the mandazi to buy. Later we came to realize he was among the youths in the area who were wanted by the police for armed robbery.During the day he woulld sell mandazi while at night robbed people.peope thought that the way he was getting rich quickly was because of his mandazi business.most people would not believe he could harm anyone. three months passed on but he was not seen selling mandazis after the news spread in the area.only his wife was seen.His mother would be seen in the morning praying around the area where the mandazis were sold.she used to tell the boys who would come to buy the mandazis that life is short and that they should not indulge in bad sunday afternoon,news was spread that the mandazi selling man had been killed and his body burnt.when the body was brought for the people to view,no one could recognise him


Story Attributes/Tags

  • I won't remember this story for very long
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare North, Nairobi, Kenya
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