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

The Man Who Had A Habit Of Marrying Young Girls

There was a man who had a habit of marrying girls immediately they were is adolescence stage. The man could pay dowry and take the girl child as his wife. The man could misuse the girls the way he wanted and even gave them strict rules. One day when i came from school, i found three men seated with my father and when they saw me, one of them pointed at me. I sensed that something wrong was going to happen. My father called me and told me that i needed to go and help someone since there were no fees which i could be paid for. I knew that i had to overcome the challenge since it wasn't my time to go and help people with their house hold. When my father told me to go and pack my clothes, i knew that it was time to go and save myself. I jumped through the window and run as fast to the nearest office called child rights club organisation . They promised to take me through my education.


Events like these happen:


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  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Emusala, Kakamega, Kenya
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