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

The Rich Always Cry

This was early last year when I meet a school boy pushing a very big mukokoteni with containers of water. I was affected very much and started doing the follow up of this boy before taking any action. I heard to take the background of this boy. The boy by the name Francis Wafula was fifteen years. He was coming coming from a very rich family. Later on the father was jailed for life the one Monday morning the mother just came with a lorry and put everything in that lorry. Since he had already registered in secondary first term he decided to ran away with the only scot uniform that he was putting on. Her parent went with all his belonging including books. This boy didn't know where to start and where to go. I personally took him to school scot captain and explain to him what took place and later on the scote members contributed for this boy and now he is doing hos form two this year 2012. Be blessed scote boys.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Kayole, Nairobi, Soweto
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