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

Helper Will Come To You

Cathey screamed. But God will always provide a helper if you dare to such one. She had gone to hang clothes on the line when the smell of smoke reached her. The house was on fire. Her son was still in bed. Without second thought, she ran into the house to save him. She caughed as she went through the smoke. Finally she got to where the son was. She picked him up and pushed her away through the smoke to the door. Some parts of the roof fell on them. They spent many months in hospital but finally got well. They lived happily after that the mother here is a helper. Without her, the child would have died. She saved her son. Bravo Cathey.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • Location: Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
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