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

Bakari's Luck

Mr Bakari is an office messanger in Baraka children centre.He takes letter to the post office.He also brings letters for the school from the post office.Pme day he was on his bicycle riding going to the market and was knocked by the lorry.Bakari was seriously injured and lost one of his arm.Now he was unable to work even to feed his family.The visitor came to Baraka centre and asked about Bakari.They narrated to the visitor working.He insisted to go and see him.He went and found Baraka in his chair just watching helplessly. He bought some food for his family and took his two children to school.He paid school fees for Baraka's children and now they are happy learning at Baraka school.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Baraka children centre

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Riruta, Nairobi, Kenya
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