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

Death Instead Of Pain

There was a situation in my community in Mayenje where a certain woman's child was absolutely sick. This child could not stand up sit walk eat or open up his eyes leave alone speaking. Her mother had tried every kind of medicine including taking the child to sorcerors but all did not work. The situation went on for about three years and the condition of the child got so bad that mother started to think of other means to help the child from experiencing the pains she went through One evening this woman decided to poison the child so that the child could just die instead of experiencing the pains she went through. Indeed his mission succeded but while the body was in hospital and when the doctors found out that the child died from poison and when the mother was asked, she confessing for having killed her daughter and was jailed for life


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Busia, Kenya
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