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

A Thunder Accident.

A story which i will never forget ever and ever in my life is about a day which we as family children were doing our daily routine work as usual.We decided to go and fetch firewood for cooking.we got out of the village without the notice of our parents and even neighbours.We left the village at about 10.00 am. As we were walking and chatting like monkeys on our way,i looked at he sky and noticed that the weather was changing.I told the others to collect firewood as first as they can so that when the rain falls,we are back home. We collected firewood and soon the rain started falling.We ran to a house which looked as if the owners migrated to another place.We were trembling like a leaf of a tree being blown by wind.Suddenly,we heard a loud deafening sound and we all assembled at the centre of that house.After the rain,we went back home hurriedly and when we arrived,we met our parents very worried.We asked what was going on and told us that one of our neighbours cow was struck by thunderstorm.We were very worried but we had no other option except to burry the cow because we cant eat. We raised fund as a community and bought another cow for the man.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • 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 was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Village Makole, Tranzoia, Kenya
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