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


The life of Josephine seemed to come to an end the moment her husband died in 1997 AUGUST with 7 children ranging between the age of and 15 years she could not imagine that it would be possible to take care of the children given that the family members of her husbands,that's late brothers,sisters and other in laws of Josephine were now claiming their brothers properties which were in millions here in Kenya and abroad in united states. Life prooved to be a living hell until Josephine came to meet one woman by the name Susan a lawyer from Nairobi who gave her the idea of sueing the inlaws in court and fighting for her rights.This seemed a right idea which Josephine immediately executed given that she had been legally married to her late husband. The lawyer Susan helped them until on the very final day when the court ordered her in laws to stay off her late husband's property with stern warnings of arrest and jailed if they dared to interfere with her. This left Josephine in a state of peace and was able to educate her seven children and lived happily there after.


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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: Marachi Estate, Kenya, Kenya
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