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

What It Entails To Be A Neighbor

Having lived with my neighbor for a period of ten years i was certain that he was a good man, this could be proven not by words but by his actions. We always admired his sense of intelligence and the good associating skills with others. About to years ago around 2009 he was from work and came home looking tired. Being known as a joyful and talkative man we were left in doughts whether he was alright or not. I decided that i should visit him. I went straight to his house calling out his name. when no response came i just gave a kick at the door and there he lay unconscious. I called a number that even if i was asked to describe it, perhaps only cows could remember. A receiver answered and hearing the voice of a lady i gave her my story about the incident that occurred. It was only after two months when the lady had taken my neighbor to hospital that i realized he was a drug addict. Thanks tushauriane center in Kisumu for saving this man.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Tushauriane Center Kisumu

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • 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

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Mamboleo Junction, Kisumu City, Kenya
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