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

Gold Diggers

GOLD DIGGERS I'm very thankful to anyone who played role in my education especially, financially. This is because I was rescued from the ship of illiteracy which sailed with most of my family members and the whole society at large. I learnt this after the World Vision Organization was invaded by gold diggers and pot bellyed 'monsters'. This Kenyan members and officials forgot that they were taking a lame man's cup of porridge and he will end up starving because he cant cook. My youngest brother and his generation got it really sour: The officials declared the organisation closed. This led to the dropouts of school. Many of those who dropped up didn't go back to school. After some years, new officials revealed to us how the former staff members had tampered with their work. We even discovered that the organisation had never stopped. Oh! how I feel when I remember my brother and his friends who can't write even their names.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: World Vision

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel angry
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
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