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

God's Mercy

I was born in a family of five and I am the eldest. My loving father Mr. Phillip suffered from asthma and finally passed away in late last year. By then, I was in form one and my sister Stacey was a class eight candidate. Brother Nick was in class one and Allan in baby class and finally Shanice the youngest was only three months old. My father was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi while my mother is a responsible housewife. Since he was the breadwinner and he had taken a lot of loans both for our school fees and for his treatment, after his death, mum was left empty handed and stranded. She sold all the household properties including furniture. My sister passed her KCPE examinations with over 400 marks and got stranded. She stayed at home for three months when one day my mother received a letter from the Equity Bank requesting fro her full sponsorship. This was done through her headteacher Mr. George Oricho and she finally made it to school.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Equity Bank

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Sondu - Nyabondo, Kisumu, Kenya
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