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

Serving The Less Fortunate In Our Society.

I am Rev Alphonce Makani, the director of Hope in Zion Children center in Kakamega Central district. Having been in the service of humanity in terms of caring for the spiritual needs of people and being a guiding and counseling inspirational agent of most of them , It was only prudent that i start a child care center that could cushion the less fortunate children orphans and vulnerable ones more so. Even with minimal financial basis and with no sponsor at hand, i was moved with compassion and the will power of faith to start Hope in Zion Children Center. I did so in 2009 at a sacrificial cost of self while praying that since the interest of the children at heart is as many people all over the world , kind hearted dear friends and well wishers would be considerate enough to give me a hand. Any such support is not only an expression of thanks to God but also to a really true motivation to those of us who start this otherwise very challenging task, a call and service to the glory of our God. We provide many demanding needs to them.


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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, Kakamega, Kenya
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