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

Pursuing Your Destiny

There was a man who we were very close in so many issues. He did not have anything to boast about because of his one day he was called for a commercial job earning him a hundred shillings for a day.So through this he started to become hardworking so that he can not go hungry stomach. He started to save 50 shilling everyday. He opened a small shop with the money he was saving, but the business was not improving due to lack of enough capital. so one day at his work place the boss called him, his life process or survival. He told the boss everything even how he started a small vendor shop. the boss decided to give him one of his factory in mombasa which deals with plastic manufacture. To this day he is somebody worth something. The boss so something in this man something very unusual. He so trust, honesty, ambicias, determined and hardwork. He new that it was only the lack oppotunity that made this man not to suceed, but he has the open door to his sucess. This make us to know that passion and hardwork are the most important thing in life. Have passion and work hard.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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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: Kibera Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
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