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

Money Doubling

When i was young , my brother and i had this funny experience that has always reminded us of our childhood experiences. One day, our mother had sent us to the market to buy some vegetables, onions and tomatoes and as usual the two of us set to the market chanting joriously and debating on what we shall buy with the remaining change. As we went we saw this group standing around this man who was playing with some matchbox with match sticks inside them he would be given double the amount of money he or she had betted with. This struck our minds a s a good idea to double the money our mother had given us so that we could have enough for our selves. When the man asked who was willing to put or bet his money, we did bet but unfortunately we chose the wrong match box and so the man took all the cash our mother had given us. We cried and begged him to give us back our money without success and at the end we went back home ready to receive a punishment we would never ever forget.


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  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega, Kenya
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