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

Think Before You Leap

Once upon a time there existence a family called 'Balekhwa'. The family lived in western province of the Kenyan geographical area. The family used to live in a forest. One day there come a man who asked the family to collect all they have and give it to him. All people gave what they had. Few people refused but with time they all agreed to an extent of giving in their productive land. As time went by the family faced problem. They had no shelter. They tried to ask back their land but it was too late because the main man had already died. The remaining group advised the family to give in all they have and they shall be given land. some people gave in clothes and it led to nakedness. Since then i realized that you must think first before leaping.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to respect
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kakamega, Eldoret, Kenya
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