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

My Life Experience

Tears of hopeless rolled down my spines when my father told me that my school fees was too much for him to pay so i was supposed to stop making it worse my mother passed on after the same week my heart skipped a mighty beat and frigid sweat trieked down my face and armpits i moved down in the farm sit down as i watch other students going to school i knilt knelt cross my self and asked why was this happening to me.My older brother come to me and tell me not to stress my self.Before even my mother's barriel my father had already married another wife.Things seemed to fall apart i wanted to commit suicide but an idea come to my mind that killing my self was not a solution.After three years a villager that had mercy come to my home and talked to my father that he was going to pay me my school fees.Surely it will never ruin my mind until the indian ocean change to grazing land.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kaplamai, Trans-nzoia, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
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continuous effort
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