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


My uncle a wealthy and very known man in my community was always in pains and bitterness whenever he thought of his son who was very stressful stubborn and a person with no respect for his father and elderly and that made him do this because of his father's wealth. Studies never meant anything to him though my uncle was willing to school him up to university. All this m, made him develop blood pressure which adversely affected him as far as he wanted. All this made him to be admitted in hospital this went on and things changed the son was aressted for robbery with violence and being under age, he was jailed for seven years and other two years spent in juvenile prison. Thous sin went through a lot of traumatizing events while in prison that he changed completely and he became a blessing to his father. Today this son has become a blessing and source of hope to my uncle.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Prisons

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Builanda, Busia, Kenya
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