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

Maana's Comebacks

Maana was 21 year-old girl in love. Her music career was taking off. then the unexpected happens. Everything tumbles. She felt like her world had been shut. It threw her into utter despair." Her life was thrown into further disarray months later. Her fiancee bolted, having found himself on the wrong sides of the law. In what seemed like a rollercoaster, she left the country in haste, leaving behind a heartbroken and disillusioned lover. ' You know the whole story and the dangers and controversies involved. Please, let's leave it at that. Let's just say she was blind and a captive in love with a man her friends had warned her about. she came up and told us everything as she started encouraging other young ladies in the community to be self esteem. Through that Maana changed the community to the best and became a role model. She wanted to run out of everything evil.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Buruburu, Nairobi, Kenya
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