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


Ten years after our sister left without any notice or information where she was, here she was coming back on her knees begging for forgiveness.No one even our parents wanted to hear her stories.We had suffered and spent alot in the bid to look for and the last information we got from her was that she was married. That night that she came,she was forced sleep at the chief's place.The following day,she came with the chief and the village elders who summed us and asked us to forgive her.At first,my father was resistant but when my mother forgave her, my father found the tears on my mother begging for her forgiveness for her daughter to powerful to resist and therefore he had no option but to forgive her.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Nanjala, Butula, Kenya
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