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

Okida's Family

The family of Okida's in my community had no children yet they had been married for more than ten years.They used everything and tried every means to get a baby but all was in vain and so to seek for a solution they gt this idea of visiting an orphanage and adopting a child,so the couple visited mam orphans orphanage and carried all the transaction and signed in proper documentation for the adoption of the child. After everything was through they were given the eight years girl as a daughter.They lived with this child until things started to turn sour.the girl they were trying to help started to get involved into criminal activities.At first they thought the girl was very innocent but one evening as they were in the house the police arrived with girl who had been arrested for robbery with violence.What a shame ? The couple felt so low and shocked that Okidas wife fainted and went into a comma for period of six months but lacked had loomed in the family in the name of searching for a child.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Namikoye, Busia, Kenya
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