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

The Opportunity Which Turned To A Problem

Diana my aunt introduced our family to certain organization which had an objective to educating those who were not able to meet the cost. As a family our reaction to this opportunity was very drastic. The organization gave us conditions in order to implement our need of educating our family members. We were asked to give our passports, birth certificate and the name of our church. After implementing all these conditions, after a certain while the later came from Finland which all had one message of educating those who applied up to university level. Our joy was uncontrollable we thanked God for the opportunity. Diana told us that money( school fees) will not take long before it is send to the school of which we are going to.Six of my cousins were taken to a private school which had a better standard of education than the current institution. all this turned into a disappointment because after six months their school fees had not been payed this was extremely horrible.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Finish Child International

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: N/a, Kisumu, Kenya
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