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

Old Aged

In a certain estate in Busia District thats burumba,there arose a situation where an old man started to develop negative attitude about life. The 67 year old man by the name Odongo was bowed with life and wished that death should come so soon so as to relief him from boredom and life without someone to care fro you. His grandchildren thought of the best situation to solve this situation without success,some sought to employ a house helper to help the old . After a long struggle she suggested that he be taken to the school of the old age and perhaps he will be happy.This was right thing to do as after the man was taken there he found lots of reasons to continue living as was tought cared for and integrated with fellow old men and the idea just seemed good dose for the sickness.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Funyula, Busia, Kenya
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