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

Saved At An Hour Of Need

I am Harriet Shipimilu currently undertaking Accounts in Lihembe college. I have been delivered from a true dungeon of dispair where all the laws and the constitution had the blue print of failure. This was a result of losing both my parents. I had to stagger on in life until 2005 when a home called by name Kakamega Orphans Care Center truely cared and it was my turn this time. I had to pinch myself to confirm that i was not dreaming as it was far too good to be true that this home would support me, accomodate me and get me to school. Propelled by this i have been driven to work extremely hard until after qualifying my exams i am now in college. I have no words to appriciate this commited Home but pray that God opens even more doors for them to continue supporting the needy


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Amalemba, Kakamega Central, Kenya
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