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

Helper Of The Unable

I passed in flying colours in my class eight K.C.P.E examination. My father and mother were jobless and yet I needed fees for my secondary school education. It was then that I met an organisation called Jitegemee which helped us back to our feet. First they helped my parents start a chicken rearing farm in which they could earn money by selling the eggs and meat. They also provided a good market for the products. Secondly and most importantly they agreed to pay my fees to the last level of my education. Jitegemee also provided pocket money and my basic needs at school. Now I no longer have to worry that my parents might go into crime just to meet our needs. Forever will I be thankful for Jitegemee for helping me and hundreds of other families.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jitegemee Children Program

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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 knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Kariobangi, Machakos, Kenya
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