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

Delivered From A Poor Background

My name is Anguba Silas. I am 18 years old. I lost one of my parents while I was still young. When my father died, I remained with my mother. She was unable to care for me and my brothers and sisters. Life started becoming hard and I had even decided to leave school and just stay at home. Before a Good Samaritan picked me up in 2006. I am provided with a place for shelter and also go to school without lacking anything as a result of being taken care up by a caring home called International Faith Children's Home in Kakamega Central. I am learning and I would like to became a teacher in future. Our home needs support for it to achieve its vision.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: International Faith Children's Home (I.F.C.H)

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ejinja Corner, Kakamega, Kenya
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