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

My Life

I am a 16 years old at Donald Romeo after finishing my 0 levels at Shikanda Primary school.Life has been very had that my mum is forced to brew illicit brew to be able to feed, cloth and educate us. Being involved in an illegal business she was often caught by the police.One tme she was jailed for 3 months.Luckly a school was opened afew miteres from home and i was among those who were enrolled.After doing my class eight exams i passed with 381 marks and was to join Kamusinga High.School fees was a problem since my mum could not raise the money cause of her burden. This is when Kristine Yakhama of AMREEF MAANISHA was to pay my form 1 fees but unfortunately some greedy man took half of the money.All is the same since is my God who provides.


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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
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  • What happened in the story relates to Community

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Shitochi, Kakamega, Kenya
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