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


Zacharia started living a lonely life after his parents passed on.He was faced by many difficulties and challenges in the new lonely and unwanted life.I am tired of living tired of the merciless.Let us help the helpless organization run by Owen Ojwan'g has been formed to help the people who are orphans and those who require special needs.The full darkened life was now penetrated through by the light.He was excited to hear the news.The organization wanted the people who new pottery very well and if you made your pots then you would sell to them in turn give you some money.Since zacharia knew all those things,the chance was now opened to him.The lifestyle of Zacharia changed drastically and the life was now going to be sweeter than ever.Because of his hard-working he made many pots and selling them to the organization.He was then able to pay school fees to himself and continued to learn


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Let us help the helpless

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Shugale, Kakamega, Kenya
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