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

Old Woman

She has got to seventy years and above but the hopes of getting to her own home are so minimal.Anyone who looks at her wonders what makes her be in the urban area at that late age but they will never understand as she says to those who gossip about her. I was wondering what kind of work would she be doing if it was not for Ushirika a woman group that gave her somewhere to sell water and earn something for the day.She is always hopeful that one day somebody will help her out and get her a place to buy land and build a house for her. She has big children grandchildren and also great grandchildren and she always feel ashamed to be in the urban area but there is nothing she can do.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw 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 2-6 months ago
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
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