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

A Bitter Experience As A Street Child

When i joined street life in 2008.I had a cruel experience in the very first week of my joining ,my friends tricked me and we went stealing.When the owner caught us we all fled and my friends were more swift.I fell into a ditch while running.I had to suffer and stay in there for a whole night.My friends only found me the following day when i tried to cry for help and helped me out .In the cause of treatment someone noticed my woes and intervened t find a rescue place for me.I ended up at WEAEP where i have been supported for a while i still need to get back t school,i need a sponsor who will help me go through a preparatory training for life skills so that my future can be helped to figure out.WEAEP on one hand has helped me through counceling and inspiring me.They also only rely on periodic funding which could terminate any time soon.


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 knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
This story describes a...
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