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


Jean's family has been very good friends of mine i had no place to stay and they took me in. She had a maid that was still under age and so there was the girls wont that filled the case facing them to be going there every friday to listen at the proceedings. This lady later turned on me. She used to enter the house if with goodies and told her to speak evil of me. The husband Trusted me. I loved their chilren and everyone else and humbled a lot because i had no other place to go. The girl then started to give wrong reputs to the husband of that house making him hate me. Wheneva i could go to kitchen to cook, te husband would go behind the house to look at me and see if i was eating the food in the kitchen. If i washed clothes, the lady would wait imediately after i have put them on clothes fine, she would come and sock them again. They later told me not to do anything in that house. Wheneva the lady was sick the husband would wash their clothes yet am there. It was a bad pietwee They goaleled me everyday only to realize that the lasy felt bad i had joined a nearby University.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shirere, Kakamega, Kenya
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