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

I Was Abandoned By My Parents

My name is Emma Sitiavai. I was abandoned at a very small age and do not even know how my two parents looked like. May be they even died or may be they are just somewhere enjoying themselves. But they exposed me to a lot of suffering before a charitable Home by name Home of Grace came in hardy in 2008 to try to help me. I was taken to nursary although I was very big( iam now 12 years old.) I was 9 years old and with a big bodywhich made other smaller children hate me. I was also attacked by chicken pox from time to time and home could be forced to spend alot on me. At school it was feared that I could infect other children. The Home therefore greatly assisted me for me to overcome the many challenges and even to accept myself as a normal human being. I now continue on well with a great dream of succeeding since the Home supports me in education, basic needs of food, shelter etc


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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