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

A Girl Who Had A Big Berden

ORPHANS COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATION (OCOBO) This is an organisation which has done a great role to help the orphans of Uganda. It has helped many people in Lyantonde district. There was a girl in Kijukizo village who was an orphan lived with her two young sisters. She has to look after her younger sisters because she was the only their elder. This forced her to be out of the school. When this organisation came to their area, it took her and helped them with a good care and all were taken to the school. They got many things like clothes, shoes, acomodation, mattresses, bags and many others which was a great change to them.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Ocobo

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kijukizo, Lyntonde, Uganda
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