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

Hope At Last

For three days we had not been eating anything since morning to evening and this would be the forth day if God did not do any miracle. It was not the first time for us to sleep hungry three days in a row but it was something that frequently happened. As i sat at the door of my house trying to think what i should do to atleast provide food for my children i saw my children coming back home each carrying paper bags. I was so curiouse to know what was in those paper bags, i saw flour, soya beans and some food stuffs something that i had not expected. They told me about how they had met the regional head of World Vision and explained them our situation and he went with them to their offices and registered to a for monthly food distribution programme and since then we have always had something to eat.


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 inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Sigalame, Funyula, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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