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

Started Small And Became Enormous

Jessica, a woman who got married to a care-free man named Samuel, who labored so much as a mechanic and bought a plot of land and the two built and because the land was a full acre, they left the land fro the compound and piece fro the outside kitchen. Now because Samuel was so lenient, Jessica's relatives made long lasting visits and in fact he built for some of them just because the population was increasing every year as the relatives were bringing their wives into the rooms that Samuel had built and also started producing children. Imagine a family that had seven people in 1992 (nuclear family) and by 1998 it had over 30 people of which some were jobless, and turned thieves, Casanovas and by 2002, the family which was in the the suburb (Kireka) of the capital city now had 40 people. Samuel had no respect within his whole family and the entire neighborhood. He by then still couldn't take his own children to school and they started dropping out after senior four.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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