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

Hope Is Inspiring

Tumaini Miles of Smiles to me as Sharon Ilusa will live in my mind forever. I am a total orphan. It is a painful thing to remember that having had parents is only a thing of the past. When you see other children enjoying in the company of theirs it hurts the most. The traumatic effect of it all pitched tent in my heart for far too long until God visited me in 2010 through Tumaini Miles of Smiles. When I understood the meaning of the name, joy filled my heart. Tumaini is hope and smiles are necessary to everyone. I needed it most. It takes someone across several miles of smile when this Home takes you and starts to take care of you. In this Home I am able to get supplied with everything that one needs basically in life. We get food,shelter and education from their own school nearby. When you perform well, they reward you. We are counselled all through. I believe I will achieve my dream to become an engineer now that I am a member of Tumaini Miles of Smiles Orphanage.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kakoyi, Kakamega North, Kenya
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