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

Unity Is Streanth

Obout three weeks ago, there was a problem from one of our pupils. The pupil was a girl. Her father was dead and her mother HIV positive. The girl did not have enough money to purchase for her education. That matter gave her a hard task. Her mother was not able to do anything. For she was the only one left, the girl tried to help she would not come to school as usual. She dropped tremendously from her marks. All of the pupils in school knew about this but they could not do anything. We tried tooth and nail but our effort ran to a wild goose. We donated some money that could help the girl child. The money helped her at home and made life more easier. She could now help her mother in medical services. After a while, her mother kicked the bucket. The girl was stranded. She did not have someone to help her. We thought about that and we decided to have a Harambee meeting. We donated some money in which the counciloor gave out two million. It was such a pleasure. The girl went on with education and passed.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

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 physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Bunyore, Eldoret, Kenya
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