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


One friend of my mother used to get pregnant and never went to prenatal clinic and she was giving birth well. But one time she was pregnant and my mother advice her to go to clinic because she will be tested and known her status, also she will be give some prevention medicine for malaria. Because she is easily to get malaria and transfer to the foetus. But all those advice was in vain, because she said that she normally carry pregnancy and never went to hospital even during delivery. My mother kept quiet. During labour pain,she called my mother after she saw things was not going well as usuall. But my mother was too busy and never went. Another woman went and helped her but the baby came out while it was already dead. The husband looked for means and took her to hospital. She was treated and also tested and found to be HIV positive which made the child to be born while dead. She was advice and also asked her husband also to be tested.


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 relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • 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, Trans-nzoia, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
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