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

A Day For Compensation

It was about three months ago when a truck lost its way and went on to the market valley.In the way, the truck lost control and immediately it rolled many times before it came to a point where it stood and in no time it exploded.It burnt the area serverely not living any soul which could take care of the animals or who would cultivete the land.The granaries which were full of food since it took place in the time of harvesting were burnt down into ashes.This was the time us as villagers cried for help and also believed that the community was cursed. About three days after the situation, the kenya Red Cross society came and provided some food,clothing and also built camps on which those who were affected would use.We were helped to our satisfaction and also felt that we were recognised in the society.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: The Kenyan Red Cross Society

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kisumu, (rangala)kisumu, Kenya
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