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

Recovery Of Hope In Life

If you are only imagining and contemplating that Aids might only be appearing bad without really being sure, then confirm by me that it is really bad. I t is really cruel. It is merciless. Aids seems to summon all problems on earth when it visits an area and a a family at that. In 2004 it happened to me. I qualified to step in the serious footsteps of such an experience when both my parents ceased to maintain their passports of this world. I suffered thereafter but luckily Hope in Zion came in handy to redeem me. I have provision for basic survival since they took me in 2009 and i must really appreciate their provision of Education for me as a key to my future. They do not have a stable funding but i believe their good work touches God and sponsors may come soon to support us. Erick Oduor


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, Kakamega Central, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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