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

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i desperately wanted three thousand shilling to help my girlfriend go to the hospital because she was very sick.I tried to ask my parents to help me but they couldn't or rather they just refused to give me the money yet they had it When my girlfriend condition grew worse i decide d to do the worst.I stole five thousand shillings from my father's suit and took her to the hospital Later i confessed to my parents that i had stolen the money and asked them to forgive dad was to firiouse but after i told him why i did it ,he just looked at me ,clicked and told me to disappear from his sight


  • The organization most involved in what happened: individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to Myself

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