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

My Step Mother

Am Jalia the mother of 3 daughter. I got marriage or pregnant when I was still in school in S.1 so many parents become very ulgy and they stoped paying me school fees, so thats was the end of my education. I stayed home untill when I gave birth, At giving birth I suffered more because my parents didn't give a helping hand to my baby no soap for washing the bedsheets for by baby and no a single clothe and to make matters worse I was hated by everyone at home plus my relatives because me giving birth form home they so it as a badlen and a curse to the family. But one day when I was passing though that suffering, some one came into my life and this was my stepmother. She shown loves care to wards me and my baby. She used to take a child from me and she feeds the baby and also bath her through my step I saw light again.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kisaasi, Kampala, Uganda
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