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

Providing Hope To The Needy .

I Was at the edge of my life and between a rock and and a hard place after my mother died in 2005 and my father for an alternative remarried. The new wife was however a thorn in the flesh to my siblings and i.I was in class 3 then.Since the troubles from my stepmother grew from one level to another, I was unable to bear it any any longer.I ran away to the streets.The effort of my father to return me home were always unfruitful. However, when Hope in 2006 came to me.I was convinced that from that year 2006my life was going to change.And this was manifested through their provision of my basic needs including food accommodation and education.I am now doing well with a rich desire to become a successful person in future.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Religion

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • 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, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
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