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

The Step Mother

That day the unexpected happendi never new that at times the people we call our great enemies could turn out to b e a great source of hope to us. My step mother Caro was a such a woman that i referred to as my enemy by blood because of the frustration s she caused me,she would beat me up and shout at me confessing so strongly that she was not my mother and that any womb that gave birth tome should be cursed.I felt hurt so much but one day when i got an accident and was at the point of death,Many suddenly changed and started to nurse me and helped me.This was a miracle to me because i never thought she had the heart to do it but she even shocked me more when she knelt down to beg for forgiveness.I finally forgave her and she took care of me until i got healed and today she is nothing short of a mother to me.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

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