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


At times when I was down, my son Great has been a source of encouragement to me especially this year when things were bad and I never thought of ever making it in anything I was doing I was really down but every time I got home, Great would embrace me and told me "mum I love you don't cry things will be better very soon." I always looked at him and the moment that he would give a beautiful smile that would give me hope and a reason to be happy. He made me strong and aggressive in everything I did until last month April when I got a job with the Ministry of Finance in Nairobi. I was really happy and jovial and I remember I just went home got my son and embraced him a very long time.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mauko, Busia/nairobi, Kenya
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