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

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

In our village,their is a grandmother who is very poor and she lives with her grandson and granddaughter.Everyday everytime they dont have food for depending on it.One day their member of parliament (mp) came to visit the people who lived in the village.They asked them their problems and they were helped.The mp goes to the grandmother's house and gave her food,built her a house and took the children and went with them.The grandmother was happy as as a king in his palace.Those children some were not learning and now they are learning.The member of the parliament took them to the retreat and some some in the projects. When the children learnt and finished their education,they went to a good secondary school and they succeed.The went to the university and they decided to help their parents and their grandmother. Those children got hteir jobs some were doctors,engineers,teachers,lawyers,and even the members of the parliament even judges.When they got those jobs,daughters were getting married and sons marrying.When they got babies,they told them their stories.They went back to a good samaritan who saved us in being poor and brought us to be rich people.They thank him because that time he was like their parents.I learned something through our help.Now they are the one who are helping others.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

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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: Mwiyala Village, Kakamega, Kenya
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