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

Pauls On His Uncle's Farm

Paul was employed to work on his uncle's farm. He used to wake up early each day to go to the farm. He left the other members of the family sleeping. He worked in the hot sun each day. After one month, he was tired and not ready to continue working. The work was hard and he was getting little money. The uncle under payed him. He felt his uncle was unfair to him. Paul then refused to work. Paul's aunt pitied him and continue giving him food although he had refused to continue working. Later, he felt ashamed of eating and not working. He went to the farm and this time worked very hard. His uncle wondered what had changed him. In the evening he was called by his friend Joel. He had looked Paul a new job at his working place. He took Paul and was given good salary. He thanked his friend for help and favor.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to Community

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kajiado, Ngong, Kenya
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