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

A Terrible Essay

The last year but one there was a girl who was mistreated in their community.Her parents chase her away from there place there in Central Nyanza.Oh!! I was like I don't know because I had pity on her.She used to sleep outside under a mango tree because nobody could give her the opportunity upon her right.It was one fine day when I met Zanaa people and asked me if there was any problem in our community or not.Before I could not utter a word I reflected the picture of that girl then I told them.They appreciated and them they went and look for that girl where she was under a mango tree.She was surprised to see health and respected people talking and asking her all her problems. She told them how she was mistreated and chased away by her parents.Those Zanaa people took her back home to her parents about the girl.The problem was solved and that made that family to be happy again.


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  • This story relates to family and friends
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  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Ngong Forest Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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