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

Hard Work Pays.

In the year 2000,John a son to a poor villager was promised a sponsorship if he managed to attain 300 marks and above in his K.C.P.E examination.The promise made him start working hard with hope in order to have the promised fulfiled.Before he was poor in class and even sometimes he could sneak out of school and head up going to the streets.Out there he could do all sorts of streetism and brag money from careless handlers.The promise changed him and now he could read all that came across him in order to attain the marks required so as to get a sponsorship.At last he undertook the examination and attained 336 in total marks.He was overjoyed for he knew he had managed to have the sponsorship.The promise was fulfiled and he was taken to secondary school where later he attained a good grade and managed to go to university He completed his studies and got a job.Now he lives nice and helps others as he was helped.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Co-operative Bank

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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 physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mjini, Machakos, Kenya
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