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

A Timely Help At My Hour Of Need

My name is Kharichi. I am 20years old. I have a bad background which is grounded on poverty and pain. I have not even ever seen my parents through out my life. My grandparents are the ones who were charged with the responsibility of caring for me and it was a major challenge to them. In 2009, APHIA 2 western tried helping me to pay school fees in Lwanda secondary till 2010 when i sat for my form 4 exam. They also bought for me learning materials and this greatly boosted me. However their support ended with my form 4 exam. I intent to join college to do Accounts and computer work but i have no one to sponsor me.I would be glad to find one.


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  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Uwanja Ndege, Kakamega East, Kenya
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