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

The Mercy One Or A Street Girl

One chilly morning as i was walkink to school,I met a street girl who was carring a baby on her back.I felt pity on her.I called and asked her if she had parent because she was very young.The broke into tears as she was answering me.She told me that she was an orphan. I took her back to our home and explained to my parents what had happened.I left the girl in our home and my mother took good care of her.When i came back from school,I found the girl trying to read a story book. Next day i went to an organisation to ask if they would help the girl.I was overwhelmed with joy when they accepted.Within a month the girl was taken to school and the young baby was taken care of.One day as I was reading a novel the girl came and started reading.I then noticed some change in her.After 2 to five years she began to talk a very good and understanding English. The girl is now in class four and is doing very well.Am also happy for the organisation.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: JITEGEMEE

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 knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kiima Kimwe, Machakos, Kenya
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