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

Responsible Orphans

Life in Kibera is cheap but expensive to others.I met this family that has for so long lived without parents.This was a family of five,two boys and three girls/ladies.The eldest was a boy who was a boy who was at teenage and could not even afford to go for any easy job as he was underage.They lived by the small amount that they earned after school by fetching water,washing peoples clothes and the small amount from these tiny jobs. What shocked many was how this children co-operated to ensure they had a bread for the day.Their duties were assigned to each other everyday.They never went a day without something to smile about.Despite their financial status,they lived a life optimism and hope,hope that one day they will make it in life and be able to stand for themselves.Their respect was admired by every neighbour around them.They not only respected people but of all they respected God of all things.This was seen as they never missed going to church every sunday.It never took long after high school that their elder brother who was sponsored by st.Aloysius a school that is run by CL.C and the got a well paying job.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
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