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

Who Could Have Known

I once knew a family which was a rotten poverty to the extent of smelling even to the neighbouring places ie. neighbours used to abuse and under look this family. It was a family of 12 members but only tried to educate one of the children but still they could not afford his tuition. The boy used to help in digging and laying bricks for people to get money to help his parents to send him to school but it was still not enough and this resulted into the missing of the UCE papers. He sat at home for a period of 2 yrs trying to raise money for school and lost hope that one day he would achieve his desired goals in life. He resorted into selling pancakes and doing all sorts of work but all his efforts were still in vain. Even his own biological father had given up on him so the struggle now was btn mother and son. After sometime, a son-in law and their family asked him to join him in k'pla and go back to school. he was back in track again finished his o' level and joined an institution where, he graduated in customs, clearing and forwarding.He was introduced to go on firm dealing in his field of study he was employed and earn well. He has done lots of great things in their family and it's most admired home in our area. He has also tried helping those who are in need and pay tuition for his young siblings and in Kampala and also raise his family well. Glory be to God!!


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Agola, Tororo, Uganda
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