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

The Loan

My son's wife had taken a ksh 50,000 loan from a bank to support their shop business which needed to be expanded.The amount was effectively used by the wife and with time changes could be seen in the business.whoever things went absurd when my son started to withdraw some of the remaining cash using in to have fun moving around in dance halls and flirting around with women something that frequently led to fights between him and his wife.After very many occasion of fights they finally broke up and so my son left in charge of the shop with the loan still pending.Three months later my son had not yet paid a single coin to the bank account and the bank was threatening to auction the business.seeing this i took a 15,000 loan to help him pay the months due but surprisingly the boy just paid the first month and squandered the rest of the money.I couldn't believe it,in fact i was shocked when i saw two months later the bank auction things from my business that i had actually struggled to acquire them at very high prices and were being auctioned at a throw away price.too bad even though your child is just your child


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: Sokoposta, Busia, Kenya
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