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

Being Rejected By The Community

Me as a member of namatsi self Help group. i am HIV/AIDS positive together with my spouse. The community rejected us because of our state. In life we have been going through trial moment which I saw ourselves no more. We have a neighbour who has been very close in that he came in at the right time when we needed him most. He is the one who has been educating us and even giving us hope in life. Him and the group wook the responsibility to take care of us by giving us support in different ways. They made us know the ARVs, took care of us in terms of care thus home based care, food and even Financially and now we are strong and better to do our work. We have a small business that support us through Namatsi giving us a loan.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Namatsi Self Help Group

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala Village, Kakamega County, Kenya
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