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

Kibera Slums

In kibera we have so many self groups.One of them is known as HAKI help group.It helps us in many things Education,life and such things.It helps parents who have or don't have many or jobs.It lends them with an amount of money which they could use in such many things as providing,helps children with school fees,helping,mothers who are widows or pregnant,Helps orphan children and other such as people who have diseases such as heart attacks so they could rescue their lives and others.It helps children to make their future true in such a way that they could rescue their lives and others. It was brought in kibera because many of the people here are very poor they cannot afford the money needed to do something and that other mothers are widows and are not used to help themselves and also other children have lost the parents to help themselves and also anything to eat, wear,drink and others.Even other children do not have a lot of money for their fathers do not nave enough money for paying their school.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Haki self group

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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