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

My Side Life

I come from a family of eight am the last born in the family. We were at Mombasa by then I was born on 17/04/1985. I was a very lovely girl my parents loved me with all their hearts I started my education very early and bright in school I was proud of myself about my schooling people admired me a lot and that makes me a happy best baby. Happy child and sorrows began when my dad had an accident which brings suffering in our lives. It caused me to stop my education because no one to pay my schooling by the time I was in class six and that's how I ended my education and brings a lot of sorrow in my life and that's when I got married in the year 2005. Marriage, marriage, marriage is a heartless disease I've never seen in my life. I delivered my first girl in 2006 and the second by 2009 life becomes sour and bitter each day then I decided to rush into my father's apartment with my beautiful girls now I just have a problem of looking for a job or business.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kaksingri - Sumba West, Homa Bay, Kenya
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