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

The Day I Will Never Forget

I was as busy as bee preparing the supper, suddenly I hard someone walking around the house. Before I look outside, he saw a shadow coming towards the window, suddenly I stood up as slowly as a snail, because I was afraid to look outside the window. After I had stood up my hand tap the cap that was in the table and water follow all over the house, then the man whom I saw came in the house without knocking. I jump up as if I went to eat flies. Suddenly the man told me that he came from far away and he want some help. After that I went in the house and told my parent that the visitor has arrived. After that, my parents left the house and come outside to see the man when they saw him. They greet him with respect and ask him some few question about his back ground. The man said that I want any work from your home even if I could become a hard boy then my parent agreed and give him the place to stay. Tha is why every man as his own weakness.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: At home

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 disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Geta, Kitale, Kenya
This story describes a...
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