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

It was on a Friday evening when the fateful birds of air were seen moving hither and tither as if understanding the gravity of the earth.Trees were swaying side by side giving the universe beautiful colour.As soon as possible,darkness fell.Nothing else was heard instead bellowing of cattle as they moved towards their homestead. No minutes to spare i padded my hooves to the living room where by I had my supper.Frankly speaking it was as delicious as kings meal.After all that, I made my way to the bedroom where I drifted into a deep dreamful sleep.No sooner had I started enjoying the night when I heard a knock at the door.The knock was growing as loud as an atomic bomb. On hearing such terifying event, my heart pounded vigorously as though it had just ran a marathon race.Without stating the word Jack robinson, the door flung open and a blast of cold air filled the room without believing my eyes two masculine men emerged.On seen them I started shaking like a chameleon on feeble twig.The men mercilessly gave me a snapshot blow which sent me sprawling and hissing the inocent ground.At reaching on the ground I let out a stentorian scream which cut through the air like hot knife through butter.No minutes to spare a crowd approached.On seen them I became as happy as a knew appointed king.That is when I knew a friend in need is a friend in deed?


  • 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 indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Matungulu, Kangundo, Kenya
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