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

Fund Raising

There was a girl, she needed an eye operatorion so as to be able to see well after a tragedy in the school chemical practical.She got some chemicals in her eyes.The school refused to take responsibility.Due to lack of money she was transfered from hospital to hospital from Kijabe to Kenyatta then to Aga Khan hospital. A concerned relative then informed the media(Inooro fm)who helped to inform concerned citizens.In five hours time well wishers had contributed five hundred and fifty thousand shillings which was half of the amount required.The amount required was one million shillings. Through the help of my parents I also contributed and got a chance to be at the Aga Khan hospital with the other well wishers during the operation date,with the merciess of God she survived and she is still recovering.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya
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