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

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I am a mother of four children. one is a boy and 3 are girls. my husband had no job. but time came and he began ridding a bicycle (boda boda). to pay school fees for my children because my husband did not have a right kind of job and he would earn a little. Time came when I was pregnant and the baby in me grew up to time of giving birth. I was alone at home and began feeling labour pain my husband was not there, I tried to call my neighbour but she was at church because it was on sunday. She was very kind because she left church and came to take care of me. she took me to the health centre and waited untill i gave birth cleaned my clothes cooked food for me and did everything for me. She really helped me.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Zabef, Jinja, Uganda
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