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

A Needy Boy

A young boy who was born as an only child to a single lady, unfortunately lost her mother who was just a casual labourer. The boy and the mother lived at a place that was owned by her boss who had employed her.When her relatives heard of her death,they came to pick up the boy and their own properties they had.After the boy was taken he was transferred to another school.The boy being a young and only child,he could not engage in doing hard tasks but the relatives never gave a damn.The relatives treated the boy with brutality,cruelity and even rudness making not to go to school regularly.Her former teacher happened to have heard of his story and went to look for him.The teacher found the bot while he was very dirty and had wound all over his body. They had a short dialogue with the boy and found out that the boy was not well fed as compared to when the mother was there.The teacher asked the woman who was incharge of the child but they never bothered to give out the child to be sponsored but to them they were happy because they had found someone who could look after the domestic animals.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Sondu, Kisumu, Kenya
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