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 Gayle Lucia from a poor family in Shinyalu,Kakamega East District.I lost both my parents as a result of deadly disease,Aids.I was forced to stay with my grand parents whose capacity to help me was too unstable.The basic needs including food and education were such a challenge that it took miracle for me to set food in High school in 2007.At some point in 2009 it became next to impossible for me to complete my form Three when when by good luck Aphia 2 Western came to our support with school fees,i was one of the beneficiaries.Their support was later terminated when their programme wound only after one and a half years. If i happen to get a sponsor, i can be sure to continue with my college so as to become a teacher and be able to help my younger siblings.


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