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

Forty Days

For along time he had been threatening this small girl that he would kill her if she reported him that he had been having sex with.This did not happen only once but it had been happening for a long time.It is really surprising that this girl is only twelve years old.And this man is about fourty three years old.The case is that he is doing this because he heard that if you have sex with ayoung girl you might be healed from HIV/AIDS.This was just a myth and this man took it serious ruining this young girl's life. But this day he met his day when this angry neighbours heard of this and took responsibility on their side beating the man before taking him to children's right authorities after he was rescued by policemen from the hands of angry citizens the children's right took legal formalities with the man and now he was sentenced.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Population service Kenya

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to security
  • 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 less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kianda, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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