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

A Situation For A Hunger To Survive

My name is Ian Owino.I am 7 years old and now in school.When i reflect on the history and experience of my mum, i cry she has passed through excruciating circumstances. As an orphan who was brought up by a grand mother that was ailing,she had to put up with very unfriendly environment.She is the one whom i must yet rely on to survive.When ACCES came in this year to try and help her to get through her college, it was quite a relief as i knew that the same a venue and a window of opportunity would probably be generously be extended towards myself.ACCES though has limited chances and pushed their qualifications a little to high. They also do not offer a full support . it is my prayer that i will grow with the hope of a bright future and luck by which sponsors will find it convienient to come to offer us support. It is my mother who supports me for all basic needs and quite challenging.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: Ebwambwa, Kakamega, Kenya
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