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

A Well Wisher

A well wisher had always intended to assist young people who were needy in the community to rise their success ladder. He was faced with a lot of challeges not knowing who was the best youth to choose because many people needed help. He decided to put a test. He called several needy youths and told them he was intended to cultivate his piece of land and these were favourable wages for the contendants. All those who were present addmitted to undertake the job. The well wisher then came up with a trap. He kept reducing the wages in a chain of exense. So many youths dropped the job and at long last he told the remaining youths that he wished if only they could help him to do the job with no payment. He gave reason to be his bank account which was almost with no funds at all. The youth withdrew except for one fellow whom at first had outdone from the physical appearance, surely never judge a book by it's cover, he gave him lumpsum amount of money to start a business and told him to help only those in the who deserved to be assisted. His business grew into a permanent one and he is glad that he was not greedy for money and thus the Lord blessed him to that heigh


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Maseno Village, Kakamega, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
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