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

Somebody Else May Help You Not Necessary Your Blood

This is a story about an old mama Ayala. This woman only had one cild a boy who was totally a cast out in the community due to drugs and social misfit. He therefore could not take care of his aged mother the house that the mother was now staying in was quite horrible leaking roof one side of the corner mud had fallen off. The door was unlockable and so once he came back at and under the influence of drugs he could really harass and at one pint wanted to rape her. This is what touched me when i heard the story and so mobilized the local community of Christian believers there to do something. As a result a house was built for the old mama. Even though her expectation of an iron roofed house the one grass thatched one is by far shelter than what she had. Her fears of rainy season is a true concern that we also accept that one day.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: GLAC

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kayole/soweto, Kisumu, Kenya
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