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

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

I lost both of my parents in a tragic road accident when i was 4 years old. I am the third and last born son of my family. I live in shikoti village,Lurambi constituency. My relatives are very hostile and unkind. After my parents death, they grabbed all the property and land my parents owned. Nothing was left for us so we hardly got enough to eat. My elder sister was done with her KCSE exams. She went out to work as a house girl as to take us to school. Having passed my KCPE exams I got a C.D.F scholarship in Bunyore Girls High School. I got grade B+ and was admitted in Nairobi University for a bachelor of Education Arts. C.D.F gave me a scholarship to the university and I thank C.D.F a lot for enabling me to develop my carrier.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: C.D.F (constituency Development Fund)

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by 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: Kakamega, Nairobi-kenya, Kenya
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