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

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It was some years back when this story did take place. Most people were resting at their homes after a long day's work. This was harvesting period. At this harvests things were different. Million bags of maize and beans were gathered. It was really a rich one compared to the previous year. A tall man then appeared at my uncle's house of which he met my aunt alone. She explained where my uncle had gone. This man said that he wanted young people especially the form four leavers. He said there was a big company recruiting young Kenyans. He said he only wanted five hundred shillings only. Due to the harvests most parents paid the cash non-refundable we never saw the man again.


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 knowledge
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera Makina, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
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This story describes a...
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