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

Redeemed From The Streets.

My name is Murunga. I am 15 years old.I am a total orphan as my parents died one after the other in 1999 and 2001. I faced a rough time since then and was forced to put up time since then and was forced to put up with my grandmother. She started ailing after one year. In 2002 i was left really hopeless and resorted to staying on the street. While on the street after 2 years,WEAEP gave me a chance to undergo a short vocational training. I get accomodation and food plus other basic needs but this was not to be a long term solution. Right now i feel still needy as i need a more formed training in a course that will fill me with life skills that will equipe me for a rehable occupation.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega Central, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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