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

There Is Hope At The End Of The Tunnel

M y name is Geofrey Shimenga. When my mother died in the year 2001 i thought hell had broken lose to me. It was a really rough moment. As if that was not enough we had only one year break before my father who was the only hope also quit the troubles of this life. We were only two boys, myself aged 12 and my brother 10 respectively. The experience that later followed was rather traumatising. Food became rare to us as were the other basic needs . In 2007 i passed class eight and was due to join Kakamega High school. This was not to be due to lack of funds. I instead opted for Lwanda secondary. I was lucky when APHIA2 western picked on orphans in that school to support where i was included on the list.My performance improved and up until my kcse last year i have gained hope for a good future.


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  • This story relates to physical needs
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  • 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: Shinyalu, Kakamega East, Kenya
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