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

A Developed Carrier

I am a Boy aged 20 years.I am the first and only son in the family. I lost my parents when I was 5 years. I lived my step mother since then in a family of 5 more children. she was very hostile I sold charcoal during the vacation and saved money for my primary and High school education. With struggle and determination I managed to get grade B+ in my secondary K.S.C.E exams. I applied for bursay and loan at the Higher Education Loans Board. I was given full bursary for my 4 years of study at Kenyatta University where I was admitted in 2010 for Bachelor of Education Science. Am working hard in my studies to develope my carrier as a teacher so that I can help other needy children in the society. I use the loan awarded to meet the educational needs (financial) of foster siblings. I thank HELB for helping me develope my carrier and assist other needy people in my society.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: HELB(Higher Education Loans Board)

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  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kakamega - Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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