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

Abused Yet An Orphan Young Parent

My name is Zilpha Ngadima and i am total orphan having lost both parents sometimes in 2002 and 2004 respectively.I despaired quite alot experiencing a low self esteem untill by the grace of God,Upendo Children's Center felt or me and came in handy.This center has awakened my hopes by providing me with basic needs like food,shelter and clothing.The center has all its children in school spread in different classes in various schools to give us a hope for the future.I am now in form1.However my case is further complicated by the fact that i was abused by a man and i got a baby.This led to the home sending me off and now i live with my aunt.I really need counseling and any form of support wit my baby since it all came against my desire and control.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to security
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shimalavandu, Kakamega Central, Kenya
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