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

Missing A Chance

A girl after finishing class eight,the parents had no money to take her in secondary school.In the neighboring their was a lady nurse in Nairobi.She requitest to stay with the girl as a house girl.The parents accepted. The time came when nurse was supposed to go for further studies in USA and she had to go with that girl.The nurse again asked the parents if they could allow her to go with the girl but the mother refused.She had no otherwise because she had to have a helper. She looked for another one and went with her. The girl came back home and joined other peer group.In the short time she got pregnant and the boy concerned ran way, the girl cried and rejected why her mother refused/denied her a chance to go to USA.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: INVIDIDUAL

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Sinyereri, Kitale, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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