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

A Needy Case

My name is Linet Muhati. I am 20 years old and from a very poor family. Ihave both parents still alive but the difference between an orphan and myself is not much. To get basic needs is for my brother and I next to a miracle. Our house is also leaking and quite often when it rains, hell breaks lose on us. We go to school by the grace of God as quite often we are sent away. This affected me very much up to 2009 until while I was in form three an organization that was mindful came in handy (APHIA 11 WESTERN) to save the situation. They helped me pay my school fees until 2010 as I sat for my final Form Four Exam. I am very grateful for this organization while hoping that one day God will open for me another volunteer with kindness to help me join Masinde Muliro University to train starting this year 2011.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Aphia 11

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • 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: Shitahu, Kakamega East, Kenya
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