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

The Hand Of God

In the village of Namirama, Lorambi constituency, there lived this mama that was very sick. The husband had divorced her since she was ill. The children were studying oversees and so did not come home frequently to see their mother yet they knew she was unwell.One day, the lady took a taxi to take her home. On her way to hospital, she puked in the taxi and the taxi driver got angry with her and threw her out of the car. An orphan who was selling oranges on the roadside saw her and empathised with her. With the little that she had sold, she decided to carry the budden and so boarded another taxi with the sick lady and took her to the hospital. She stayed there with the lady till she was okay and went back to her place. After some time, the lady came back to look for that orphan, took her in as her daughter and gave her the best life ever.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


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

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About This Story

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