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


Jame had a good plans for the members of his community.Being a successful and wealthy businessman,he had plans to renovate the roads in her community in Mjuru.He also wanted to bring in water to his village members and do other developments like opening up a school and an orphanage to support the needy children in that community. However it's very unfortunate that in every place where good has to prevail,wickedness will also manifest.This is always seen in most African communities who normally use black magic to kill those who plan good and are successful.In this case,the wicked men in the community started to think that James wanted to show off his numerous wealth and they immediately started fighting him.Some went as far as seeking the powers of magicians in order to kill and sure enough they succeeded in killing him but the community has remained underdeveloped and in a very poor state and all they cry out is who shall raise upto try and revive the Mjuru community as all the successful wealthy men shun away from supporting the community.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story makes me feel angry
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mjuru, Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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