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

Beautiful Soul

There was a certain girl who came from a very rich family. All her family members had died some years before. She had a boyfriend who she loved very much and four house helps. She had sickle celled anemia which made her boyfriend hate her. Her life was to end shortly. After discovering that, she gave her house helps six million Naira cheque each so that they can enjoy their lives. She was very kind. She also made friendship with a taxi driver who also wanted to marry her but she refused because she still loved her previous boyfriend who she was still paying for his school fees. She decided to go and work in a divided house as a house help. the family had divorced and mother and child were the only ones left. She helped the young girls in her studies. She sent money to the girls mother indirectly by sending her house help and told her never to tell her name. She was stressed by her betrayal boyfriend and fainted every now and again. Then one day, the woman refused to take the money and said she wanted to see who was helping her. She bought a poor man and sent him to go and represent her. Finally, the man turned her. He wanted to be given more money or break the news. She finally refused and died. She wrote a will of 8 billion Naira for the mother.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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