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

Once A Mother Always A Mother

It is not always easy to raise another persons child despite the fact that children are e responsibility of the entire society.Only a few with noble hearts have the courage to take in another blood and raise them as their own with alot of care and love. Many in Kenya end up as street children due to lack of home and family to go to after loosing their parents to the deadly virus of HIV/AIDS. To this young boy in our village. luck smiled upon him when he stampled on a lady on the streets.Having the heart of a mother, the lady without hesitation took in the boy and after listening to his story did not waste time but organized for his legal adoption. Ever since, the boy has never felt the need of any other mother and family from that of the foster one. If many had such a noble heart, our streets would be empty & rid of street children.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: individual

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lurambi, Kakamega Central, Kenya
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