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

Just In The Nick Of Time

It was around 9:00pm and thick darkness covered the earth and that time very few people were on the streets. As i walked down the road a few meters from the home a gang of five men just appeared from the blues and hold me covering my mouth lest i scream for help. They pulled me besides the road to a nearby bush and thats when i realised that finally things wont go well in the midst of this gang of five men. I could not imaging that these guys wanted to rape me, they trembled in fear as the guy pulled off my clothes and tore apart my skirt and pants. Their leader who was by now pants down, started approaching and then a strong light flushed and the other guys appeared in a thin air as the squad of five policemen reached out for my hand. I thanked God for the miracle and the police.


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 frustrated
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: Nambale, Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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