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

Four Siblings Killed In A Home Inferno Has Heart Full Neighbours Tries To Rescued Their Lives.

Four childrenfrom one famiy perished in a raging inferno after thier grass thatched houses was razed. the victims aged between two months and six years were unable to escape as the door & their house was locked from the outside. their was no one outside who could come for their rescue. their mother by the name mary atieno bolted the door as she left to buy some fish inorder to prepare for the children a meal at a neighbouring home. the fire had already engulfed the entire house by the time neighbours responded to the childrens creams. many parents should be responsible against locking children in house as the leave to buy something or visit someone, this was because four children might have been saved had the mother not locked the door.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel angry
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kalanya, Homa-bay, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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