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

Hope At Long Last

My name is everlyne Jambina. I was very needy enough though having both parents but who were not only poor but also too old. My elder siblings were not staying at home as they were out to seek ways to make to make their own ends meet. I was hopeless and at a tender age of 10 when in the year 2010 i was approached by someone who looked motherly. It was a social worker of Tumaini Miles of Smiles. She had heard what I had been undergoing and after I explained to her, she offered to accommodate me in the Home. I have since enjoyed provision of food, clothes and I have also been taken to school where am learning. Even though I had lost hope, I have realized the hope again by being part of this family of hope called Tumaini Miles of Smiles


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Tumaini Miles Of Smiles

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • 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 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Mugai, Kakamega North, Kenya
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