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


LONELY? Born in a "ghetto" in Nairobi and being ,the only child of Mr. Mwema, I was brought up well according to the street standard. It was in those days as I was in class three that both of my parent died ,after a long suffering from untreated diseases. I was very young and couldn't at .first cop-up with the situation. My uncle took care of me until I was settled. The negative side is that my uncle was envious of my father when he was still alive. They even didn't talk to each other, neither did I play with my cousins. He stopped me from going to school. I decided to go and tell the matter to my headmaster who I could trust by that time. The headmaster took me to a home which sponsored my primary education. This made m y only uncle angry and expelled me from his family. After my class eight, I indulged myself in the real street hustling. I struggled till I married and now being a father, am not lonely again; I have friends who mean 'more than a brother' to me. This is the Global Giving Organisation. They provide my children with education and more. God bless this organisation.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Global Giving

Events like these happen:


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 family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
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