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

Blessed Hands

A story is told of a young intelligent and hardworking boy known as Lewis is orphaned half orphaned at a very tender age of twelve years being left with a mother who is financially handcapped and suffering of shock. Apparently the stroke hits in such away that half the body is paralysed and totally dead. This matches her rodden with no way of providing for eight year old daughter and Lewis. It so happens that the father was polygamous with Lewis mother being second wife meaning that she was illigible to all his proprly the young family is therefore negleted and chased away from home. The boy being intelligent does his class eight KCSE and passes exclusively. Hailing from a poo background he is unable to join form one and hetherefore decides to stay home withhis good months. Als good effort never go wasted. He is noticed by satellite Academy two years later and so decides to repeat and luckly passes with 413 marks and joins starehe Boys center under the full help of Mr. George Wandera a good well wisher.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Buriangi, Busia, Kenya
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