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

Grandfather With Grandchildren

When my grandfather was alive,he used to be a hardworker man at his old age.He was planting all type of crops and no single day he encounter hunger in the family.Infact all grandchildren we had to visit him every day. One of my cousins used to steal the grandfather's things.If he gets money in his room,he pick it,in the shamba he go and steal fruits,banana without permission from the grandfather.He used to worn us not to be thieves because we still had a long way to go.The grandfather fall sick continuosly not even able to wake up from the bed.He ask my cousin to come and ask for forgivness and receive blessings but he refused.The grandfather died while cursing him. Upto now my cousin has a difficult life.He try to do something but doesn't make a step.He regrets why he never went to ask grandfather for forgiveness.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Makindu-sinyereti, Trans-nzoia, Kenya
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