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

Developed Habit

There was a time when my son developed a habit of coming home late. He would come home late in the night especially during the weekends and his main reason was than he had been watching football match. This risked his life because sometimes he would come home bleeding after being beaten up in those halls and at times he could be hijacked and in one accident I remember he came back home naked. I thought what I could do to settle this problem and help protect the life of my son whom I loved so much. One day I read an advertisement about DSTV and the supersport I shared the idea with my son and we agreed that I undergo the expense of installing the DSTV and he stops coming back home in the name of watching football match. we agreed and within a week everything had been installed and my son had to stay home and the habit of coming home late stoped. Though I had to undergo the expense, it was better than to undergo the expense of loosing my dear son in the name of a football match in the night.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

Story Attributes/Tags

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  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to freedom
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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