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

The Bomblast

I was at the tenth floor talking to a friend when suddenly a blast was heard from outside and the next thing that followed was the building tumbling down. We did not know what was really happening and for once we thought that finally our death had arrived. The chairs in the office and tables plus the rocks and timbers knocked us and by the time we landed,down my friend was already death while i remained covered between the rubbles and very weak and a time came that i thought of completely giving up when i heard a voice call out.I tried to reply but i was so weak that my voice could not be heard. Knowing that this was my only chance to survive,i gathered all the strength with me and cried out help and then collopsed and the next thing as seeing myself in the hospital in the hands of my mother who narrated to me how the army had pulled me out of the rubbles as he'd witnessed.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • 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

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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