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

The Floods.

It was on a Friday evening,the clouds were absolutley black.These were nimbus clouds, and they indicated heavy rains.I ran home and took my super.After that i went to bed as i was tired and exhausted.Early in the morning i felt something that was as cold as an ice.I quickly woke up and began wearing my clothes.After which i noticed that the whole room was full of water. I went out at the cows shed to see what was going on.When i reached there found out that all the animals were dead.I broke into a loud noise that was in vain. Suddenly i saw an aeroplane from the atmosphere.They were the red cross union members.They had come to lend a hand as they had heard of what was going on.After fruitful work our community came back to its normal function.The property that had been carried away was returned.I thanked the people for their merciful hearts.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

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