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

Support In Time Of Need

I am Cyril Muhande,19 yrs old.I stay with my grandmother as a result of having none of my parents.The deadly disease has been very cruel to me and my sibling,a 16 yr old sister.Our life has been full of obstacles since the demise of our parents and sometimes it is only well wishers who have given us unreliable support.My father approached the government for support but things did not work.the government only helped us to present our request to ALPHA II which partially started to support my education from form 2 to form 4 last yr.It was quite a relief as this is what enabled me to complete my secondary education.i am now looking forward to joining college


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Aphia Ii

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: Muranda, Kakamega, Kenya
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