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


Respect and honour are not given they are earned. According to our society, children are expected to respect their elders. There was a man named Omondi in our village. He lived with his wife and children in a small hut. He had two sons Otieno and Ochieng. He made sure to teach his children about virtues and good moral values. He especially taught them about respecting everyone. One day Omondi got seriously ill and died leaving behind his wife and children. Many years passed and his both children grew older by the day. Otieno and Ochieng married and so they had to leave their mother's house. Otieno never forgot his father's wise counsel about respect but Ochieng On the other hand did not take into account. Ochieng never respected anyone including his mother and wife. He would beat up his wife every day for no reason. He did not listen to his brother Otieno and his mother. One fateful day, Ochieng saw an old man near his house. He appeared closer to the old man and started throwing harsh words to him asking him to leave his compound immediately. The old man slowly crawled his way out of the homestead by lamented on Ochieng's rude behaviour towards him. From that day Ochiend started loosing his sight slowly and when he was taken to the hospital, the doctor told him there was no hope for him. Ochieng regretted having sent the old man away.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Busia Village, Busia, Kenya
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