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

The Conman

salim wanga, ashort stout man arrived in our estate with a Bible in hand and a white Rosary around his neck.The impression we got was that of apious religions leader AT first he aws a street preacher,then he started miving from house to house praying for desperate poor widows.These acts built confidence in the hearts of many-salim wasa man to trust. Our milimani estate had lacked a religious laeder for a long time, hence this being their opportunity to receive the good news? liitle did they know what lay behind the critains.Mnay people were grocers, so the trusted salim with their money,leading them to send salim to buy items that they could use to in their shops. One day salim gathered money from every grocers house in order to go and buy vegetables for people shops.Even my mother trusted salim with oursh.3000 This had created a good business and religious environment but all these went in a dark hole that will forever not be remembered. From then salim has never been seen in our estate! He went with alot of money,Oh! ia wish i knew the plias leader was only a conman


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kenya
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